H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri

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. Dr. Sidi Ould Tah

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

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze

Fifth 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

Dr. 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. Ibrahim Dukheiri

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

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

Director General, ICBA, UAE

H.E. Dr. Hussein Al Mahmoudi

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

Ms. Hajbouha Zoubeir

President, Phosboucraa Foundation, Morocco

Dr. Adil Bushnak

Chairman, Bushnak Group - Saudi Arabia

Mr. Soud Ba’alawy

Chairman, Enspire, UAE

Prof. Afaf Kamal Eldin

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

Dr. Dennis Rangi

Director General, Development, CABI-Kenya

Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi

Deputy Director General, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Jacques Wery

Deputy Director General – Research, ICARDA - Egypt

Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss

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

Ms. Habiba Al Marashi

CoFounder and Chairperson, Emirates Environmental Group, UAE

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares, UAE

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Hossein Emadi

Permanent Representative to FAO, Chair of COAG, IR Iran

H.E. Dr. Maryam Mohamed Fatma Matar

Founder and Chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association – UAE

H.E. Mr. Yerlan A. Baidaulet

Director General, Islamic Organisation for Food Security – Kazakhstan

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. Yassir Makkawi

Professor of Chemical Engineering, American University of Sharjah (AUS) - UAE

Ms. Roula Majdalani

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

Mrs. Fatiha Charradi

Vice President of Agricultural Development - Domestic Market, OCP Group – Morocco

Prof. R. Quentin Grafton

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

Mr. Eduardo Mansur

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

Dr. P. C. Sharma

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

Dr. Alejandro Rios Galvan

Director, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, UAE

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. 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. Marcus Thomson

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

Dr. Javier Mateo–Sagasta

Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka

Dr. Khalil Ammar

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

Dr. Martin Banov

President, Agricultural academy, Bulgaria

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

Dr. Abdelbagi M. Ismail

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

Dr. Girisha K Ganjegunte

Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. Mark Tester

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich

Horticulture Scientist, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Babar Bajwa

Regional Director (Central West Asia), Project Leader ACIAR, CABI – Pakistan

Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra

Halophyte Agronomist, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Ali Elbattay

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

Dr. Tong Wei

Interim Director, Desert Life Sciences Center, ICBA
Program Leader, Agricultural Genomics Center, BGI-Research, China

Gélica Eugénio Inteca

Lecture and Deputy Director of postgraduate, research and extension, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Lurio University - Mozambique

Prof. Mohsen Disher

Professor, University of Basrah College of Agriculture - Iraq

Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi

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

Dr. Salma Balazadeh

Associate professor, Leiden University - The Netherlands

Prof. Ashwani Pareek

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Dr. Virender Kumar

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

Mr. Rashyd Zaaboul

Modeler - Climate Change, ICBA, UAE

Dr. Murali Krishna Gumma

Head, GIS and Remote Sensing Lab, ICRISAT, India

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

Dr. Katarzyna Negacz

Researcher, Wadden Academy/IVM-VU – Netherlands

Dr. Rim Nefissi Ouertani

Assistant Professor, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

Dr. Atugonza L Bilaro

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Tanzania

Dr. D. Ishankulova

Jizzakh State Pedagogical Institute - Uzbekistan

Dr. Muriel Gros-Balthazard

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

Dr. Gengyun Zhang

Chief Scientist on Agriculture, BGI-Research, BGI - China

Prof. Abdulkadir Egal

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

Dr. Sherine Fathy Mansour

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economic Socio-Economic Division, Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Shashi Kumar Gupta

Principal Scientist - Pearl Millet Breeding, ICRISAT, India

Mr. Bektashev Jakhongir Rakhimovich

Farm Manager, "Baxt Imkon Rivoj Chorvasi" farming entity, Uzbekistan

Dr. Eman Musa Kadhum

Chief Expert, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria

Dr. Mohamed A. Dawoud

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

Ms. Ejezie Juliet

Farm Manager, Dozliet Anim Farms, Nigeria and Volunteer, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network

Dr. Dyaa Abdou

Director, Sustainable Agricultural Development, Egypt

Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari

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

Dr. Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle

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

Dr. Habtamu Giday Gebraegziabher

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

Dr. Mohammad Alnsour

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

Ms. Cyndi Teulon

Environmental Advisor, RSK Environment, UAE

Mr. Hans Hassle

Mr. Hans Hassle, Co-Founder, Plantagon – Sweden

Ms. Randa Habib

Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager- First Food Consultancy, Dubai, UAE

Mr. Ronald de Ruiter

Founder, GrowArabic BV - UAE

Mr. Deepak Pareek

CEO and Founder, Digi Agri, India

Ms. Kata Molnar

Co-Founder and CEO, Waterproof Investments, Hungary

Mr. Anup Isaac

Country Director, Yellow Door Energy - UAE

Mr. Joseph Lentunyoi

Director and Founder, Laikipia Permaculture Center, Kenya

Dr. Alex Ariho

CEO, African Agribusiness Incubators Network, Ghana

Mr. Patrick Crowley

Founder, Chapul, USA

Ms. Rosemary Nenini

Coordinator, Twala Women’s Group, Kenya

Mrs. Alem Greiling

Founder and CEO, Nutri-Dense, Ethiopia

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