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Independent experts nominated by country party

Nkem Uzoma Ononinu

First name
Nkem Uzoma
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Atmospheric Sciences
UN languages spoken



Job function
Asst. Director & Div. Head of Drought & Desertification
Dept. of Soil Erosion, Drought/Desertification & Flood Cont.
Telephone number
234 9 234 2520
Work experience
Since I took up as Head of Drought and Desertification, I have been involved in at least 20 activities relating to the preparations and to the management of forthcoming Sudano Sahelian drought. The latest of these is the preparation of "10 point Agenda in Drought Management in Sahel. I inform and prepare the Director, Permanent Secretary and Minister of the Ministry on issues relating to Drought and Desertification. I prepared the Ministry's position on Drought and Desertification in Vision 2010. I defined the spectral characteristics of desert elements used in monitoring desertification from space imagery. Presently, I am involved in collaboration with Department of Meteorology, on forecasting the next Sahelian drought down to 1 year.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Sc. Surveying Engineering, 1978_x000D_
M.Sc. Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing, 1989
Number of Publications
Other activities
1. Secretary and Co-founder of Nigerian Association of Global Climate change_x000D_
2. Member, American Society of Remote Sensing_x000D_
3. Member, British Society of Photogrammetry_x000D_
4. Editor of both Nigerian Society of Remote Sensing and Nigerian Association of Global climate change
1. Dolezal award 1996, International Society of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry in Remote Sensing and GIS_x000D_
2. Harts award, most distinguished post-graduate student, London University, 1989
Organisation name
Federal Ministry of Water Resources
Organisation street address
Gwarinpa, Abuja, 159
Organisation city
Organisation country