KKL-JNF is one of the sponsors of the fourth International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification (DDD), which will begin at the Sde Boker Campus of Ben Gurion University of the Negev on Monday, November 12, and will continue through Thursday, November 15. The conference will address many of the issues that KKL-JNF has been focusing on, including afforestation in arid and semi-arid regions, savannization, water, agricultural R&D, and more.
On Monday evening, there will be a memorial salute to the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai, in the presence of Wanjira Maathai, her daughter and successor in the Green Belt Movement (GBM) of Kenya. Wanjira is in Israel for the conference, and on Sunday morning, together with Peter Ndunda, GBM Geographic Information Systems Specialist, she met with Professor Alon Tal, a member of the KKL-JNF Board of Directors, and Karin Bolton Laor of the KKL-JNF International Projects, Conferences and Events Department.
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