Strengthening IUCN commissions in West Asia

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) is in the process to devise a strategy for engaging and activating the commission members in the West Asia Region in a purposeful manner. IUCN ROWA is keen to working with all of the commissions to make a difference in the ONE Programme Concept. Therefore, a number of focal points were from the secretariat and commissions were appointed to take the lead in facilitating the process of strengthening the role of commissions in the region.

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The focal points are as follows:

- World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA): Mr. Khaldoun Alomari (Secretariat), Mr. Maher Mahjoub, WCPA Vice Chair for MENA Region (Commission).
- Commission on Education and Communication (CEC): Ms Rania Faouri (Secretariat), Dr Sherif Kandil (Commission).
- Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM): Mr. Peter Laban and Mr. Fadi Shraideh (Secretariat), Ms Angela Andrade (Commission).
- Commission on Environmental Economic and Social Policy (CEESP): Ms Fidaa Haddad (Secretariat), Dr. Taghi Farvar (Commission).
- Species Survival Commission (SSC): Mr. Khaldoun Alomari and Dr. Mohamed Eltayeb (Secretariat), Dr Brahim Haddane (Commission).
- Commission on Environmental Law (CEL): Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi, Regional Director (Secretariat), Mr. Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Hosseini (Commission).

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