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As a University and in particular the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, we are proud to be associated with Dr. Abdelkader Allali as a member of our International Editorial Advisory Board on our academic and professional programmes on Environmental Diploamacy. Born in Morocco, Dr. Allali is a member of the scientific community (ICSU) on various Global Working Groups.
Dr. Allali is the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner and former IPCC Working Group II Vice Chair AR4. He is curently the President of the Moroccan Association Hassanian for Health and Environment (AMHES).
Member of the Moroccan Green Academy (2015). President of the Arab African Network to promote Biofuels, founded in Mauritania on June 2012. Leader of the National Committee of the Earth Science Matters Foundation in Morocco. Member and Founder of the Moroccan Association on Green Economy (2010). President of the Moroccan Association Hassanian for Environment and Health (2010). Member of the Moroccan Assocaition on Evaluation since 2010. Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Change and Water Resources in West Africa Projects: GLOWA (2007-2008). Member of the UNFCCC Joint Implementation Evaluation Team for accreditation (2007-2008). Member of the National Committee on Environment Impacts Studies in Morocco (2006-2009). Member of the National Scientific and Technical Committee on Climate Change (Morocco) (2001-2002). Member of the IPCC Bureau (Vice chair of the WGII: Monitoring and evaluation of Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change) (2002-2008). Member of the Environment Club of the Ribat Alfath Association for Sustainable Development since 2005. Member of the committee for cooperation between the NGOs of environment in Morocco. Member of the first and second national council on environment of Morocco (sessions of 1995 and 2000). Member of the Moroccan CDM Assessment Team on monitoring and evaluation projects 2006-2007-2008. Lead author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 2004. Adviser and bureau memeber of the Moroccan Association on Environnement Protection (ASMAPPE) 1999. Founder and General Secretary of the National Assocaition on Climatology (ANACLIM) in Morocco (1993-1996). Contributor to the Regional Workshop Rio +5, supported by the GEF. Arab Network of Environment NGOs to prepare environment report for the Agenda 21 of the UN and its Conventions bodies (1996) Beyrouth, Lebanon. Member of the committee of cooperation between NGOs of environment in Morocco to develop monitoring and evaluation projects supported by USAID / UNDP / CEE and the World Bank. Monitoring and Evaluation of environmental projects: Sessions of 1995 and 2000.
Prof.Okoth has held teaching positions at Makere University, where he rose to become Associate Professor of History in 1991.In 1996, Prof.Okoth was promoted to the rank of Professor of History at Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya. Prof.Okoth has also held administrative positions in various Universities. He has been Vice Chancellor,Lugazi University, Kampala, Uganda, Director of the Directorate of quality Assurance, Uganda Martyrs University, Head of Department of Diplomacy and International studies in the East African school of Diplomacy, Governance and International studies Uganda Martyrs University. Prof.Okoth has also head department of History Makerere University from 1988 to 1994.At Maseno University, Prof.Okoth was a Director, Centre for the Study of Lake Victoria and its environs, having previously been acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Makerere University on numerous occasions. Prof.Okoth was also Head of Department of Disaster, Intervention and Humanitarian Assistance-Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
Prof.Okoth has over the years ,also been visiting scholar at institutions of academic excellence such as Nuffield College, University of Oxford; the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C ;the American studies centre-Hyderabat,India;the American studies centre-Salsburg,Austria;and the University of Sofia –Bulgaria, among others. Prof.Okoth has also received such prestigious awards as the Fulbright scholarship, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations award and the Carnegie Corporation of New York research, award, among others. Currently, Prof. Okoth is Peers across the academic world are writing a book entitled “CONTEMPORARY AFRICA AND WORLD ORDER” in his honor. Prof.Okoth’s research interests and teaching include Diplomatic History, Foreign policy, Diplomacy, International Conflict Management, Peace and Conflict studies.
He is affiliated with numerous institutions as board or committee member or a fellow or advisor, including as member of various editorial boards of journals (i.e. the Indian Human Development Journal, the International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, AFRICANUS: Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of African Humanities and Social Science and the Journal of African Studies and Development)and as a Fellow with the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection and the Center for the Advanced Study of African Society as well as the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies. He has also been, among other things, a Distinguished Africanist Scholar with the Institute for African Development at Cornell University and a Yale World Fellow with Yale University, among other fellowships and/or visiting scholarships. Professor Gumede also servesin various professional bodies, including as a member of the South African Association of Political Studies National Council and Afrocentricity International.