ICBA Board Meeting: Approves ICBA 2013-2023 Strategy
The ICBA Board of Directors met on 26 and 27 March 2013 at ICBA Headquarters in Dubai. The meeting, chaired by the ICBA Board Chair, Dr. Fawzi AlSultan, saw discussion on a number of important topics relevant to the Center’s governance. However, a signature event was the Board approval of the new ICBA Strategy 2013-2023.
The Strategy represents a major step forward for the Center. Developed over six months and including the input and participation of staff, stakeholders and partners, the new Strategy takes innovation as a core principle. As outlined in the Strategy, applied research will be directed to innovative solutions to food and water security in marginal environments; applying new technologies including biotechnology; developing multiple uses for wastewater and seawater; becoming a pioneering knowledge hub, and extending and deepening the Center’s partnerships. “Having the Board endorse and approve the new Strategy is an excellent outcome for the Center. The scientists, staff and I are all looking forward to the next stage in ICBA’s evolution with this new Strategy to guide our efforts” said Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA.
Following the Board Meeting, Dr. Fawzi AlSultan gathered ICBA staff for a Town Hall meeting where he shared with them the outcomes of the Board meeting and assured ICBA staff of the full support of the Board in the great work that was being accomplished and planned for the years to come.
Members of the ICBA Board of Directors include: Dr. Fawzi AlSultan (Chairman), Mr. Abdelrahim Al Hammadi (Assistant Under Secretary, Support Services, Ministry of Environment and Water, UAE), H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak (Secretary General, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi), Mr. Mohammad Jamal Al-Saati (Director, Operations Policy and Services Department, Islamic Development Bank), Dr. Khalida Bouzar, Director of the Division of Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia, IFAD), Mr. Adel Abdulla Alhosani (Director, Projects Department, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development), Dr. David Molden (Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) and Dr Mahmoud Solh (Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas).