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Tunisia : Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS)

Visit their site: www.unesco.org/oss

HeadQuarters: Contact Person Chedli Fezzani, executive secretary Office Address: Boulevard de l'Environnement, BP 31, 1080 Tunis Cedex, Tunisia Email address for head of organisation: boc@oss.org.tn
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This independant international organisation based in The OSS mission is to be carried out within the framework of the CCD and Agenda 21 in Africa. Its main objective is to promote development and capitalise its partners' wealth of information in order to optimise means intended for use in the combat against desertification. As part of an overall movement to protect the environment to secure sustainable development, OSS has based its activities on the following three basic principles: -favour synergy among the various players in the combat against desertification; -create a context for sharing experiences, directed towards combined objectives, viz. mastering information technologies, greater access to common data bases, mutual benefits from know-how; -active participation by all partners in implementing scientific and technical programmes that meet their needs. Founded in 1992, in France, as an International Association and in 2000, Morocco, as an International Organization. Staff of 10 Programme Coordinators, multidisciplinary and multicultural professionals, 5 administrative Staff.
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