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Expert NameDr. William Ian Robinson
DivisionCentre for Arid Zone Studies
CityBangor, Gwynedd
Telephone44 1248 382346
Work ExperienceDr Robinson is a founder member and ,since 1993 until present, the Director of CAZS. His development and research interests include the use of marginal areas, improvement of agricultural and animal production in conflict and post-conflict zones; agro-pastoralism; natural resources assessment. He has successfully completed 144 Missions including 7 long-term residential project posts in Philippines, Syria, Mali, Benin, Ghana, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, 4 as project manager. Since 1994, he has been the UN Spokesperson and Team Leader for 38 Crop and Food Supply Assessment Missions in Marginal and Conflict/Post conflict areas (including immediate post-war Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Serbia, and South Sudan). He is currently leading two research projects with local/ international consortia in Ethiopia.
Qualifications1971 Ph.D. Animal Production and Environment (Wales) 1967 B.Sc. Agricultural Science (London)
Number of Publications120
Awards1. Silver Medal Award, Eritrea 1993, presented by President for technical assistance and support.
Other Activities1. National Committee Member, Africa and Middle East, Christian Aid, U.K. 1991- until now. 2. External Examiner M Ag Sci. Agric. Research Technology and Extension. University of Reading. 1997-1999. 3. External Examiner MSc Agric. Extension. University of Reading. 1996-1999 . 4. Agric & Forestry Editor, Journal of Arid Environments Academic Press, 1993-1997. 5. Independent member, Programme Committee ACORD. 1984-93.
Publications1. Robinson, W.I. (1987). Agricultural Education Research and Extension in Sudan, Chapter 19 in 'Agriculture of the Sudan'. OUP, Oxford, U.K. 2. Robinson, Ian (1989). Development and Support Mechanisms in the Non-Governmental Areas of the Horn of Africa. Entwicklung & Landlicher Raum 2.89. 3. Robinson, Ian; Stirling, Clare; Hunde, Mathewos & Bradbury, Helen (2004) PET Cereals: A Pictorial Evaluation Tool for Crop Harvest Assessment for Ethiopia. ISBN 184 220 070 4. 4. Robinson, W.I., James Peter (2002) REST Ethiopia, Watershed Management Workshop, August 2002, Post-workshop Handbook. CAZS/REST. ISBN 184 220 0534. 5. Robinson, W.I. (2004) United Nations Special Report – Ethiopia Crop Assessment and Food Security. FAO/WFP *(35 such reports produced in the past11 years)..
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
Last updated15/01/2007 16:42:00

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