In Brief [Archives:2002/44/Health]

October 28 2002

Population issues
Conference kicks off
The 3rd National Conference for Population Strategy started Oct. 27 in Sana’a.
The 4-day conference has participants from regional and international levels.
More than 400 participants of specialists and representatives are taking part to discussing national population policy (success, failures, and experience from 1990-2000), future challenges, and environment support for implementing the population strategy.
The conference also aims to identify sources of success and failures, to enhance awareness for implementing the national population policy and to finding supportive mechanisms like legislations, plans and programs.
Fishing issues
reviewed in workshop
A workshop on the future of Yemen’s fish inspection program was held Oct. 22 to 25 in Sana’a.
The workshop was held to help set the budget of the next year, analyze the current situation of the fish sector and identify demands of supervision activities.
International expert Tony Bitching, workshop coordinator and trainer, dealt with the aspects of the program activities.
“It’s a four-year program supported by the Europe Union, and aims to provide the institutional framework for supervision and fishery inspection, and to develop capabilities and skills of the fishery staff in Yemen,” said Bitching.
In Hadramout
1st Water Symposium
The first symposium on water was held Oct. 28 at Hadramout University for Sciences and Technology.
The symposium, held under the motto “Towards a full proper management for water resources ” was organized by the Environmental Searches and Studies Center in Hadramout University in cooperation with the German Foundation of Cultural Exchange DAAD.
The course will discuss 23 search projects by Yemeni researchers in different Yemeni universities in Hadramout, Aden and Sana’a as well as working papers introduced by the German DAAD.
Dr. Saeed Basweed, a member of the preparation committee of the symposium and chairman of searches and human resources development section of Hadramout University, said that the symposium is part of the cultural exchange between Yemeni universities and the German foundation.