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  1. The arrival of the international journalists in the city of Chifeng is celebrated with a Chinese dinner with many national delicacies.
    The arrival of the international journalists in the city of Chifeng is celebrated with a Chinese dinner with many national delicacies.
  2. Proposing a toast to the Chinese hosts and the UNCCD sponsors.
    Proposing a toast to the Chinese hosts and the UNCCD sponsors.
  3. The venue for the opening ceremony begins to fill up. Journalists use the chance to for some last minute preparations.
    The venue for the opening ceremony begins to fill up. Journalists use the chance to for some last minute preparations.
  4. Translators: a welcome help in communicating between experts and journalists and avoiding misunderstandings in a multicultural community.
    Translators: a welcome help in communicating between experts and journalists and avoiding misunderstandings in a multicultural community.
  5. Before the ceremony: Taking the opportunity to make first acquaintances with the international colleagues.
    Before the ceremony: Taking the opportunity to make first acquaintances with the international colleagues.
  6. Here they are: Dignitaries at the Asian media workshop on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought.
    Here they are: Dignitaries at the Asian media workshop on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought.
  7. Mr Mansour N'Diaye, UNCCD’s Chef de Cabinet and acting Deputy Executive Secretary opens the media workshop and welcomes journalists to the Chifeng workshop.
    Mr Mansour N
  8. Hyo-Tae Hwang, Director of the International Cooperation Division of Korea Forest Service, speaks at the opening ceremony of the event that his government financed, and said “we are sharing our experiences and...
    Hyo-Tae Hwang, Director of the International Cooperation Division of Korea Forest Service, speaks at the opening ceremony of the event that his government financed, and said “we are sharing our experiences and technologies with nearby countries suffering from land degradation.”
  9. On behalf of the host country, Mrs Jia Xiaoxia, the Nation Focal Point of the People’s Republic to China to the Convention moderated the session.
    On behalf of the host country, Mrs Jia Xiaoxia, the Nation Focal Point of the People’s Republic to China to the Convention moderated the session.
  10. A sunny morning in Chifeng, the perfect opportunity to take a group picture.
    A sunny morning in Chifeng, the perfect opportunity to take a group picture.
  11. After the sunny break, participants gather in the conference room for the first working session.
    After the sunny break, participants gather in the conference room for the first working session.
  12. Korean and Chinese experts present on initiatives to tackle land degradation.
    Korean and Chinese experts present on initiatives to tackle land degradation.
  13. Listening intently to the experts about soil restoration in Inner Mongolia, China.
    Listening intently to the experts about soil restoration in Inner Mongolia, China.
  14. Mr. Yang Youlin, UNCCD Secretariat, clarifies a point to journalists pushing and demanding hard facts.
    Mr. Yang Youlin, UNCCD Secretariat, clarifies a point to journalists pushing and demanding hard facts.
  15. After an interesting and informative session, participants sample Chinese cuisine from Inner Mongolia.
    After an interesting and informative session, participants sample Chinese cuisine from Inner Mongolia.
  16. …and are surprised with an outstanding traditional Mongolian performance…
    …and are surprised with an outstanding traditional Mongolian performance…
  17. …accompanied by melodious voices …
    …accompanied by melodious voices …
  18. … rhythmic movements…
    … rhythmic movements…
  19. …and tuneful music.
    …and tuneful music.
  20. Journalists grab the chance to take some pictures.
    Journalists grab the chance to take some pictures.
  21. Favorable weather in Inner Mongolia for the excursion to witness the achievements in China on combatting desertification.
    Favorable weather in Inner Mongolia for the excursion to witness the achievements in China on combatting desertification.
  22. The kinds of plants, crops and techniques used to recover severely degraded land that has virtually become a man-made desert.
    The kinds of plants, crops and techniques used to recover severely degraded land that has virtually become a man-made desert.
  23. A view from the horizon of how the same area under recovery… evidence of the fruits of implementing the national program to tackle desertification.
    A view from the horizon of how the same area under recovery… evidence of the fruits of implementing the national program to tackle desertification.
  24. Every year, Inner Mongolia restores 32,000 hectares of land this way… prompting interviews to about the Chinese success story.
    Every year, Inner Mongolia restores 32,000 hectares of land this way… prompting interviews to about the Chinese success story.
  25. Human activity from the only desert-making species degraded this once fertile land which was once owned by the great Genghis Khan. A landscape-level approach to stabilize sand movement and then rehabilitate the land.
    Human activity from the only desert-making species degraded this once fertile land which was once owned by the great Genghis Khan. A landscape-level approach to stabilize sand movement and then rehabilitate the land.
  26. Government support has been crucial in using this technique at a land-scape level. Combining community-led initiatives with large-scale government land recovery initiatives crucial for sustainable land use.
    Government support has been crucial in using this technique at a land-scape level. Combining community-led initiatives with large-scale government land recovery initiatives crucial for sustainable land use.
  27. A translator describes the land-recovery techniques, as well as the challenges and achievements of land restoration in Inner Mongolia, China.
    A translator describes the land-recovery techniques, as well as the challenges and achievements of land restoration in Inner Mongolia, China.
  28. Every grass square protects a …tree seedling suitable in this environment. Thanks to the high-moisture content in the sand, the seedling grows quickly – an excellent long-term approach to bring the ground back alive.
    Every grass square protects a …tree seedling suitable in this environment. Thanks to the high-moisture content in the sand, the seedling grows quickly – an excellent long-term approach to bring the ground back alive.
  29. These achievements arouse enthusiasm and curiosity among both the journalists and experts.
    These achievements arouse enthusiasm and curiosity among both the journalists and experts.
  30. Another field experience of land under rehabilitation.
    Another field experience of land under rehabilitation.
  31. Only two years after the planting of seedlings... foreground shows what the land looks like.
    Only two years after the planting of seedlings... foreground shows what the land looks like.
  32. “Impressive,” says UNCCD’s Public Information and Media Officer, Ms Wagaki Mwangi, of this two-year seedling standing at over 152 cm.
    “Impressive,” says UNCCD’s Public Information and Media Officer, Ms Wagaki Mwangi, of this two-year seedling standing at over 152 cm.
  33. The motorcade of participants is ready for the next field trip stop.
    The motorcade of participants is ready for the next field trip stop.
  34. A local government representative explains the Farmland Protective Shelterbelt (Windbreaks and Sandbreak) Establishment Project in Taipingdi Community, Songshan district (county) of Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia.
    A local government representative explains the Farmland Protective Shelterbelt (Windbreaks and Sandbreak) Establishment Project in Taipingdi Community, Songshan district (county) of Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia.
  35. An aerial view of the project.
    An aerial view of the project.
  36. The Farmland Protective Shelterbelt is part of the Three-North Regions Shelterbelt Establishment Project of China (three North Regions refers to Northeast China, Norhtwest china and the Northern Plain of China),...
    The Farmland Protective Shelterbelt is part of the Three-North Regions Shelterbelt Establishment Project of China (three North Regions refers to Northeast China, Norhtwest china and the Northern Plain of China), which is often referred to as the Great Green Wall of China. Developed based on lessons learned (failures and successes) of Algeria
  37. A local farmer tending his plot.
    A local farmer tending his plot.
  38. … getting the story from the local people themselves. Journalists talk to a local farmer. He tells of his transformation from an annual household income of US$500 to USD8,500 per year through land restoration works.
    … getting the story from the local people themselves. Journalists talk to a local farmer. He tells of his transformation from an annual household income of US$500 to USD8,500 per year through land restoration works.
  39. Back in the city the Asian journalists from China, India, Vietnam, Egypt, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and South Korea asked the Chinese experts their final questions.
    Back in the city the Asian journalists from China, India, Vietnam, Egypt, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and South Korea asked the Chinese experts their final questions.
  40. After such a successful and unforgettable Media Workshop in China, one last group picture.
    After such a successful and unforgettable Media Workshop in China, one last group picture.

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