H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi

Minister of State for Food Security, UAE

H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, UAE

H.E. Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar

President, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia

H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak

Managing Director, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, UAE

H.E. Said Hussein Lid

Minister of Agriculture, Somalia

H.E. Kailash Choudhary

Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, India

H.E. Dr. Sidi Ould Tah

Director General,
Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, Egypt

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze

Fourth President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, FAYODE, Nigeria

Dr. Ren Wang

Senior Vice President of the BGI Group, President, BGI Global Development, China

Mr. Suleiman Al-Herbish

Former Director General, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), KSA

Dr. Nina Fedoroff

Emeritus Professor of Biology, Penn State University, USA

Dr. José Graziano da Silva

Eighth Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Brazil

H.E. Mohammed Mohammed Saleh

Director General,
Federal Electricity and Water Authority, UAE

H.E. Dr. Hussein Al Mahmoudi

CEO, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), UAE

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

Director General, ICBA, UAE

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Dukheiri

Director General, Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development and Former Minister of Agriculture, Sudan

Ms. Hajbouha Zoubeir

President, Phosboucraa Foundation, Morocco

Dr. Adil Bushnak

Adviser to the Minister for Soil, Water, and Fertilizer Use,
Ministry of Environmental, Water and Agriculture, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Soud Ba’alawy

Chairman, Enspire, UAE

Prof. Afaf Kamal Eldin

College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Dr. Najat Mokhtar

Head, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
Deputy Director General,
International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

Mr. Aly Abousabaa

Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Egypt

Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi

Deputy Director General, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss

Former Director General, Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares, UAE

Dr. Turki Al Rasheed

Chairman, Golden Grass – KSA, and Chairman, Turki Faisal Int’l Corporation (TFIC), and Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona – USA

Ms. Habiba Al Marashi

CoFounder and Chairperson, Emirates Environmental Group, UAE

Ms. Roula Majdalani

Director - Sustainable Development and Productivity Division, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) – Lebanon

Prof. Benildo G. de los Reyes

Bayer Crop Science Endowed Chair in Plant Genomics and Associate Department Chair for Research and Graduate Programs, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, USA

Prof. R. Quentin Grafton

Chairholder,
UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance, Australia

Prof. Dr. Bernd Müller-Röeber

Research Group Leader – Plant Signalling, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

Mr. Eduardo Mansur

Director, Land and Water Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dr. Samarendu Mohanty

Asia Regional Director, International Potato Center (CIP), Vietnam

Dr. P. C. Sharma

Director, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), India

Dr. Alejandro Rios Galvan

Director, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, UAE

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada

Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dr. Jennifer Ngo-Anh

SciSpacE Team Leader, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes (HRE-RS), European Space Agency, The Netherlands

Mr. Rachid Serraj

Senior Project Officer, Delivery Manager for the Regional Initiative on Small Scale Family Farming, Regional Office in Near East and North Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Egypt

Ms. Seta Tutundjian

Director of Programs, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Malu Ndavi

Lead Technical Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Italy

Dr. Samuel Gameda

Senior Soil Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, Ethiopia

Salma Bani

Senior Executive Program Planning, Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning - Bahrain

Dr. Salwa Karboune

Associate Dean (Research),
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
McGill University, Canada

Dr. Javier Mateo–Sagasta

Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka

Dr. Marcus Thomson

Research Scholar – Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land use and Energy (FABLE) Consortium - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) – Austria

Dr. Martin Banov

President, Agricultural academy, Bulgaria

Prof. Abdirisak Dalmar

Co-Founder, Executive President, Somali Disaster Resilience Institute - Somalia

Dr. Khalil Ammar

Principal Scientist in Hydrology/Hydrogeology and Head of Sustainable Natural Resources Management Section, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Asad Sarwar Qureshi

Senior Scientist in Water and Irrigation Management, ICBA, UAE

Ms. Jane Ininda

Associate Program Director, Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), Kenya

Prof. Abderrazak Bannari

Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain

Prof. Mark Tester

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdelbagi M. Ismail

Principal Scientist and Representative for Africa, International Rice Research Institute, Kenya

Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra

Halophyte Agronomist, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich

Horticulture Scientist, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Ali Elbattay

Senior Scientist - Remote Sensing and Drones Technology, ICBA - UAE

Dr. Weitong

BGI, China

Dr. Virender Kumar

Senior Scientist - Weed Science, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

Prof. Ghulam Murtaza

Institute of Soil and Environment Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi

Department of Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Prof. Ashwani Pareek

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Mr. Rashyd Zaaboul

Modeler - Climate Change, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Murali Krishna Gumma

Head, GIS and Remote Sensing Lab, ICRISAT, India

Mr. Dyaa Abdou

Director, Sustainable Agricultural Development, Egypt

Dr. Mohamed A. Dawoud

Manager, Water Resources Department, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. E. Michael Gilmont

Research Fellow, University of Oxford – United Kingdom

Dr. Alban Echchelh

Postdoctoral research assistant, Cranfield University – United Kingdom

Dr. Yash Dang

Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland - Australia

Dr. Muhi El-Dine Hilali

Researcher, ICARDA, Amman-Jordan

Katarzyna Negacz

Researcher, Wadden Academy/IVM-VU – Netherlands

Bilaro, A. L

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Tanzania

Dr. Rim Nefissi Ouertani

Assistant Professor, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

Ishankulova D.

Jizzakh State Pedagogical Institute - Uzbekistan

Dr. Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), India

Prof. Abdulkadir Egal

Director, Centre of Sustainable Livelihoods of the Vaal University of Technology - South Africa

Dr. Muriel Gros-Balthazard

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University Abu Dhabi - UAE

Dr. Shashi Kumar Gupta

Principal Scientist - Pearl Millet Breeding, ICRISAT, India

Dr. Eman Musa Kadhum

Chief Expert, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria

Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari

NRM Division, KAB-II, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India

Dr. Habtamu Giday Gebraegziabher

Post-doctoral Fellow: Urban and Vertical Farming, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle

Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, UAE

Mohammad Alnsour

Natural Resources Manager, WADI for Sustainable Ecosystem Development NGO, Jordan

Mr. Djamal Djourhri

Chief Executive Officer, Al Ghurair Resources, UAE

Ms. Cyndi Teulon

Environmental Advisor, RSK Environment, UAE

Dr. Alex Ariho

CEO, African Agribusiness Incubators Network, Ghana

Mr. Deepak Pareek

CEO and Founder, Digi Agri, India

Mr. Ronald de Ruiter

Founder, GrowArabic BV - UAE

Mr. Patrick Crowley

Founder, Chupal, USA

Mr. Anup Isaac

Country Director, Yellow Door Energy - UAE

Mr. Mohamed Aissaoui

Founder, My Farm, UAE

Mr. Abdulaziz Al Mulla

Co-Founder and CEO, Madar Farms, UAE

Mr. Yazen Al Kodmani

Operations Manager, Emirates BioFarm, UAE