SECOND REGIONAL NGO CONFERENCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CCD IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: NGOs from the Latin American and Caribbean region will meet in Havana, Cuba, from 7-8 March 1997, to develop a regional networking mechanism, project proposals, and prepare contributions for COP-1 and the regional programme of action. Contact: Miguel Torrico, Comit� Nacional Pro Defensa de la Fauna y Flora (CODEFF), Sazie 1885, Casilla 3675, Santiago, Chile; tel: +562 696-1268; fax: +562 696-8562.
FIRST NGO WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CCD IN ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA: Thirty NGOs from Anglophone West Africa will meet in Kano, Nigeria, in April 1997 to familiarize themselves with the CCD, set up a subregional NGO network, and prepare action plans. Contact: Dr. E. Okpara, The Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST), UIPO Box 22025, Ibadan, Oyo- State, Nigeria; tel/fax: +234 (2) 810-2644; e-mail: email@example.com.
SUBREGIONAL NGO WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CCD IN NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES: An NGO workshop in Issyk-Kul (Warm Lake), Uzbekistan, in May 1997, will bring together NGOs from 11 countries of Central Asia and the Newly Independent States to discuss subregional NGO networking and technical cooperation. Contact: Oleg Tsaruk, Executive Director, International Central Asian Biodiversity Institute, 11a-10 Gaydar Pr., Tashkent, 700105 Republic of Uzbekistan; tel: +737 (12) 91-3935; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBREGIONAL NGO WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CCD IN THE MAGHREB: A workshop will be held in Tunis, Tunisia, in May 1997, for Maghreb NGOs to familiarize themselves with the CCD, establish a subregional NGO network, develop project proposals, and contribute to the CST, NAPs and emerging NGO-government partnerships. Contact: Michael Cracknell or Nabiha Megateli, ENDA Inter-arabe, 6 Rue Imam Termadi, Ksar Said 11, 2009 Tunis, Tunisia; tel: +216 (1) 515-217; fax: +216 (1) 582-783; e-mail: email@example.com.
NGO FORUM ON EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DRYLAND DEVELOPMENT: The International NGO Network on Desertification (RIOD) will facilitate an NGO Forum in Rome, Italy, from 29 September - 10 October 1997, to bring together NGOs as a parallel event to CCD COP-1. Contact: Baudouine Kamatari, Global Focal Point of RIOD, Environmental Liaison Centre International (ELCI), P.O. Box 72461, Nairobi, Kenya; tel: +254 (2) 56-20-15 / 56-04-76; fax: +254 (2) 56-21-75; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
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