The Secretariat of the National Organizing Committee for the Joint International Grassland/Rangeland Congress, convey deepest condolences on the death of one of the Keynote Speakers, Ms. Ghanimat Azhdari, in the recent plane crash near Tehran, Iran.
Ms. Ghanimat worked for Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (Cenesta). She was an inspiring, intelligent young scientist who was very passionate about indigenous peoples issues and the environment. Ms. Ghanimat Azhdari had agreed to give a Keynote presentation on ‘Pastoralism, Social, Gender and Policy Issues’ during the up-coming October 2020 Congress. Read more about the life and work of Ms. Azhdari here.