March 2021

  • Dr. Tarifa Alzaabi, Acting Director General of ICBA, and Dr. Khalid Al-Khazraji, Vice-President of Zayed University, signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect in the presence of H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security, at ICBA’s headquarters in Dubai.
ICBA, Zayed University team up to support sustainable development in UAE
Thursday, 18 March, 2021
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and Zayed University agreed today to join forces to contribute to sustainable development efforts in the UAE.
  • Signed by Dr. Tarifa Alzaabi, Acting Director General of ICBA, and Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of SEARCA, the agreement paves the way for cooperation in such areas as the implementation of programs to develop individual and institutional capacities, as well as the exchange of scientific materials, publications, and information between the two organizations.
ICBA, SEARCA partner to develop individual and institutional capacities
Monday, 15 March, 2021

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) have agreed to collaborate on, among other things, capacity development and knowledge sharing.

ICBA and SEARCA signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect during a virtual ceremony today in the presence of senior officials from both organizations.

  • AWLA aims to help early- and mid-career professionals in agriculture to secure leadership roles by encouraging gender-responsive working cultures and creating platforms to showcase their intellect, capability, and contribution. AWLA’s fellows will help establish a unique R&D forum for women scientists in the MENA region to address pressing agricultural challenges and take part in a regional networking platform for women researchers across agricultural disciplines.
  • ICBA developed AWLA in 2016 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). The program aims to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on gender equality and women’s empowerment by building and enhancing the capacities of a new generation of Arab women researchers and leaders. By doing so, AWLA aspires to have a positive impact on the SDGs on Climate Action; Life on Land; and Partnerships for the Goals.
Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellowship program opens call for applications
Monday, 8 March, 2021
During an online event dedicated to the International Women’s Day today, H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security, announced the launch of the second (virtual) edition of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellowship program for women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.