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I am co-founder and currently President of the NGO “SYLVA-WORLD for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment”, and Professor of Mathematics, at the Management and Technological College Institute, in Casablanca. Formerly, I worked with the UN System, as FAO International Forestry Expert, and with the Moroccan Department of Waters, Forests and Desertification Control, as Officer and then Senior Officer.
My fields of expertise encompass Forest conservation and sustainable management, Biodiversity protection, Combating deforestation and Forest degradation, Poverty reduction, Climate Change mitigation and Adaptation, and more involvement of the Civil Society actors in global governance processes, throughout the world. Engineer in Waters, Forests, Environment and Rural Engineering, I also hold a PhD in Forest Ecology, a PhD in Economics, an MSc in Management, and I specialized in Applied Statistics, Forest Inventory, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Management.
I authored or co-authored 4 books (Mathematics, Statistics, Forests, and Forestry Economics), one Encyclopedia [(Encyclopedia of Life Supporting Systems (EOLSS)], and authored and co-authored over 150 academic articles on the above-mentioned fields of expertise. I am fluent in English, French and Arabic, proficient in Spanish, and knowledgeable in German. I was chosen “Man of the Year 2008, Science”, by the American Biographical Institute (ABI), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
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