Fidaa Haddad

Forestry Officer / Dryland Program, FAO

Fidaa F. Haddad has more than 20 years' experience in the interface of dryland natural resource management. She has extensive experience in managing projects and initiatives involving public policy development, building local institutions and the incorporation of social and gender issues into resilience and development. Fidaa holds an MSc from the Derby University on Environmental management- Climate Change. Before Joining FAO, Fidaa was leading the regional dryland and livelihood Programs for IUCN West Asia regional Office. She is now leading the team in developing the Dryland Restoration Initiative Platform (DRIP) and serves as Secretary to the Committee on Forestry Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems.

Fidaa is speaking at

Sessions
June 3, 2021
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Speakers

  • Mette Løyche Wilkie (Speaker) Director, Forestry Division, FAO
  • Julian Fox (Speaker) Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO
  • Fidaa Haddad (Speaker) Forestry Officer / Dryland Program, FAO
  • Barnabas Marwire (Speaker) Natural Resource Management Specialist, FAO – Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa
  • Yelena Finegold (Speaker) Forestry Officer, FAO
  • Karis Tenneson (Speaker) Director of the Environmental Mapping Domain, Spatial Informatics Group
  • Jeff Vincent (Speaker) Professor in Forest Economics and Management, Duke University
  • Barron Joseph Orr (Speaker) Lead Scientist, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Dominique Louppe (Speaker) Vice-chairperson, CIRAD, Committee on Forestry Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems
  • Khalil Walji (Moderator) Capacity development specialist, FAO

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Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
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Technology and innovation for restoration monitoring is rapidly advancing supported by developments in geospatial technology and imagery. If deployed effectively across critical landscapes, these technical solutions for restoration planning and monitoring can drive restoration actions on the ground and contribute significantly to meeting the ambitious targets of the restoration, biodiversity and climate agendas.

This session will spotlight key solutions and highlight ongoing challenges in ecosystem restoration monitoring with a focus on drylands. The session will feature a soft launch of the Framework For Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) with a special focus on the integration and implementation of the Drylands Restoration Monitoring Platform (DRIP) developed by FAO in support of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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