Dr. William Dar, Director General of ICRISAT represented the Oasis Centers of the CGIAR in explaining to the press in Tunis how international scientific research changes the equation of development, offering new hope to dryland peoples instead of simply ‘managing misery’ from one crisis to another. Also on the panel (left) is Ambassador Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.


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