During H.E Prof. Ibrahim Adam El Dukhiri DG of AOAD, visit to the headquarters of Sahel and Sahara Observatory , he signed a memorandum of understanding with H.E Mr. Khatim KHERRAZ, Executive Secretary of the Sahel and Sahara Observatory (OSS). The MOU frame work was to establish partnerships with regional and international organizations of common concerns.
The two sides discussed means of cooperation in the fields of desertification, scarcity of water resources, addressing environmental challenges that adversely affect planted areas, environmental monitoring, natural resources management and climate change adaptation. This cooperation came to achieve the SDGs in the Arab countries. It also came to exchanging information and data on desertification and joint groundwater aquifers.
The OSS was established in 1992 in Tunisia. It includes 22 African countries, four regional bodies representing different parts of Africa, five northern European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Switzerland) and a number of UN organizations . The OSS provides a framework for partnership in North-South cooperation. As well as strengthening South-South cooperation by enhancing the capacity of the member countries to address environmental problems.