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Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha to Speak at NSBP Conference February 1, 2009

Posted by International.Chair in : Earth and Planetary Systems Sciences (EPSS) , add a comment

Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha will be the Thursday (February 12)  dinner keynote speaker at the NSBP/NSHP conference in Nashville.

Dr. Osma-Elasha is a  leading member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC,  and she was chosen to be part of the team to go to Stockholm to receive the prize.   Considered to be at the forefront of climate change research, her work  focuses on the development of climate change adaptation research strategies for drought-prone regions in Sudan and Africa.

She is seen by many as a role model for African women. She uses her knowledge and leadership skills to advance understanding of climate change and educate university students in Sudan about the impact and implications of climate change.

Dr. Osman-Elasha recommends:
IRI, 2005 Sustainable Development in Africa- Is the Climate Right? Position paper / Columbia University

Dr. Osman-Elasha has (co)authored:
Osman-Elasha et al (2006)  Adaptation strategies to increase human resilience against climate variability and change: Lessons from the arid regions of Sudan -AIACC Working Paper No24 www.aiaccproject.org