The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) hosted the "Twelfth International Conference on Dryland Development Commission (IDDC)"from August 21 to 24, 2016.
The Conference theme was "Sustainable Development of Drylands in the Post 2015 World", Alongside with the conference a poster session and an exhibition took place. It was organized by the International Dryland Development Commission IDDC
It was co-sponsored by the Arid Land Research Centre (ALRC) Japan, the Arid Land Agricultural Graduate Studies & Research Institute (ALARI), Egypt, the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt, Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques M?diterran?ennes (CIHEAM), Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI), China, Desert Research Center (DRC), Egypt, Desert Research Institute (DRI), USA, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and the United Nations University (UNU).
The Conference was supported by the Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development (AFESD), and other international and national organizations.