Sinja, Nov.22(SUNA)-The  Secretary-General of Government of  Sennar State, Abbas Idris Mohamed , addressed the opening  session of the Workshop about fighting the effects of Drought and Desertification  which takes place during November 22-23.

 The workshop ias organized by the Inter-governmental Authority  ion Drought(IGAD) In coordination with government of Sennar State and the relevant organizations.

The Acting Wali(governor) of Sennar State has commended the role of IGAD in combating the drought and desertification, referring to importance of the workshop in addressing the desertification impacts.

He indicated to  Sennar  State’s natural and human potentialities, stressing the State concern with recommendations of the workshop.

   Director-General of Ministry of Production and Economic Resources in Sennar State  Engineer Asmaa Osman, for her part, underscored importance of drawing up plans and strategies  on confronting  the climate changes , indicating to return of vegetation, especially the forests.

She hoped that the workshop come out with  recommendations and initiatives that  serve  the state and its people through optimal management of resources  that the Sennar state is endowed

The National Coordinator for fighting impact of drought and disasters , Professor Al Nur Abdalla Sidik  unveiled that  the  workshop is  one of IGAD initiatives  set to  draw up a strategy on combating  drought  the climate changes.

 It is worth mention that the workshop was held  in presence of representatives of official authorities  and secretaries –general  in addition to representatives  of the concerned organizations, corporations and departments.

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