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Expert NameMr. Tahmasebi Asghar
TitleJunior Researcher
DivisionForest, Range and Watershed Management Organization
Telephone+98 21 88961314
Work Experience· 2005 – 2008, Tehran. Forest, Range and Watershed Management Organization, Coordinator of the Secretariat of National Committee to Combat Desertification. Duties included: Coordinating the affaires of UNCCD implementation in Iran, Supervising preparation and implementation of the National Action Program to Combat Desertification and its pilot projects. Working as a team member to prepare various reports for UNCCD including Country reports. · 1999-2005 Tehran. Forest, Range and Watershed Management Organization, Expert Responsible for Desertification Control Project for Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources (SMLWR IRA/97/004) Programme in Cooperation with FAO & UNDP which involved features such as: Integrated Watershed Management, Land Degradation, Salinisation, Participatory Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Formation and Strengthening of Community Based Organizations with specific emohaze on youth and women
Qualifications1. 2008, PhD student, Department of Political and Cultural Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany 1. 1998, Master of Science; Natural Resource Engineering, Desertification Control, University of Tehran, 1. 1996, Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Engineering, Range and Watershed Management, University of Mazandaran
Number of Publications5
Awards1. 2008 Joke Waller-Hunter initiative, Bothends, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 45, 1018 VC Amsterdam. 2. Rural Development Congress, One of the Three Outstanding Conference Paper Awards, Tehran, 2003. 3. 7th Shahid Rajaee Festival Award for Outstanding Expert of Forest & Range Organization
Other Activities
Publications1. Tahmasebi,A. 2009. Indigenous Knowledge for Water Management in Iran’s Dryland - Siraf. International Journal of Environmental Studies, electronic publication: 2. Tahmaseb, A. 2007. Institutional Arrangements for UNCCD implementation in Iran , Journal of Forest & Range. 74: 11-17,. 3. Tahmasebi,A; Mahdavi, K. 2007 “PGIS, a round table for mutual understanding” in the proceeding of national seminar on Participatory Development of Land and Water Resources, 17-19 February 2007,Semnan,Iran 344-362 4. Tahmasebi, A.; Jafarian, V. “The effect of geological marine formation on surface water quality and secondary salinization, In the proceeding of the International Symposium on Drylands Ecology and Human Security (ISDEHS) available on: UAE,2006 Dubai 5. Alavi Panah, S. K.; Pouyafar, A.M. ; Tahmasebi, A. “The Application of Field Soil Salinity Map in Classifying Landsat Imagery”. In the Proceeding of The 23RD Symposium of European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, Ghent, Belgium, 2-5 June 2003, 365-369
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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