(Press Release) In collaboration with the Institute of the Environmental Studies in the University of Khartoum and the Meteorogical Agency at the Ministry of Environment, MTN-Sudan has organized the 9th Environment Forum at Sharjah Hall in Khartoum under the theme “Climate Change & its Impact on Agriculture.” The Forum was attended by Dr. Muhammad Salih Dafa’ Allah the Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies in the University of Khartoum, Dr. Ahmad ‘Abd al-Karim Director General of the Meteorogical Agency and Ustazah Hasnaa ‘Abd al-Wahab, Sustainability Manger in MTN-Sudan.
The Forum discussed a number of environmental and social issues where various scientific papers were presented by specialists and environment experts.
The first paper was presented by Prof. Simotti from Arid Land Research Centre (ALRC) at Tottori University in Japan; the second paper entitled (Challenges &Prospects for Climate & Agricultural Change) was presented by Prof. ‘Imad ad-Din Muhammad from the Agricultural Research Agency, and the third paper entitled (The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Sudan) presented by the national expert Dr. Isma’il aj-Jazuli.
The sessions were concluded by reading the recommendations and the closing statement. The Forum provided to all attendees, representatives of the participating institutions and the friends of the environment an adequate space for participation and deliberation to express their views in this important issue.
On the sideline of the Forum, an exhibition was organized containing samples of participations by Youth Parliament for Water.
It is worth mentioning that the participation of MTN-Sudan stems from its genuine concern to environmental issues and the community as the Company pays great importance to the environment file. To this effect, it has established a Division concerned with the environmental and sustainability issues which stands as an eloquent testimony to that fact. To the same end, the Company is working hard to construct eco-friendly telecommunication towers, rationalize consumption and assume utmost responsibility when dealing with natural resources. These issues, beside others, will be the focus of many social initiatives which MTN-Sudan will organize in future.
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