REGIONAL OFFICES

Regional Office for the Far East, Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • Facilitated the renewal of the 2017-2021 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between KOICA and AARDO for the Joint Training Programme on “Sustainable Rural Development (SRD)”;
  • Coordinated between KOICA and AARDO and facilitated the implementation of the Follow-up Seminar on AARDOKOICA Joint Training Programme on "Sustainable Agricultural Development (SAD)” in New Delhi, India, from 28 November-03 December 2016;
    • Attended the AARDO-KOICA Joint Training Programme on “Sustainable Agricultural Development (SAD)” held in New Delhi during 28 November-03 December 2016;
  • Identified eligible nominees in Republic of Korea for international training programmes of AARDO and facilitated the participation;
  • Created a FERO Face book page to raise public awareness on AARDO activities of the member countries and provide a platform for better interactions with member countries; and
  • Submitted a report on the activities undertaken in 2016 and planned activities for the year 2017.

Regional Office for the Middle East, Amman, Jordan

  • Facilitated the participation of participants from Jordan in various HRD activities organised by AARDO in different member countries;
  • Forwarded to AARDO through the Directorate of Agricultural Risk Management Fund, a proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Jordan, for deputation of expert in the field of Agricultural Insurance and data base system for management of fund;
  • Accompanied the Secretary General, AARDO on his visit to Agricultural Engineers Association of Jordan for discussions with the President and Board Members on matters related to agricultural development;
  • Participated in meetings, workshops, conferences and functions organised by Government institutions and other international organizations; and
  • Submitted a report on the activities undertaken in 2016 and planned activities for the year 2017.

Regional Office for the South and Central Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Organised International Workshop-cum-Training programme on “Irrigation System and Water Management” in collaboration with AARDO and AHK National Centre for Rural Development (AHK NCRD) at AHK NCRD on 06-15 December 2016; and
  • Arranged meetings of the Secretary General, AARDO with concerned government officials, dignitaries and institutions in Islamabad during his visit to Pakistan on 7-9 December 2016.

Regional Office for the North and Eastern Africa, Cairo, Egypt

  • Liaised with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, Government of Egypt on technical activities of AARDO;
  • Facilitated participation of the Egyptian nominees in different AARDO's programmes;
  • Liaised with the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo, in the organisation of training programmes at the Centre; and
  • Submitted a report on the activities undertaken in 2016 and planned activities for the year 2017.

Regional Office for the West Africa, Accra, Ghana

  • Liaised with the Government of Ghana in sponsoring nominees from Ghana for different AARDO's programmes;
  • Carried out monitoring of on-going development pilot project;
  • Updated AARDO HRD beneficiaries Directory;
  • Facilitated the submission of profile and course outline to AARDO Headquarters for establishing AARDO Centre of Excellence at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) to host national/regional/international Human Resource Development (HRD) activities by the end of 2018; and
  • Submitted a report on the activities undertaken in 2016 and planned activities for the year 2017.

Regional Office for the Southern Africa, Lusaka, Zambia

  • Facilitated the identification of candidates and their participation in various technical activities organised under the sponsorship of AARDO;
  • Monitored and supervised the AARDO-assisted project on “Construction of Basic School at Kalenga Village, Shangombo District Western Province"; and
  • Undertook field visit in Mkushi District for the implementation of the AARDO Development Pilot Project on “Empowering Vulnerable Communities with Opportunities to Undertake Income Generating Ventures Intended to Mitigate Poverty and Food Insecurity”.
New Regional Representatives of AARDO

For the South and
Central Asia

The Secretary General has appointed Mr. Syed Iftikhar Hussain Babar, Director Gene-ral, Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development (AHK NCRD), Islamabad, as the new Honorary Regional Representative of AARDO for South and Central Asia with effect from 20 September 2016. Mr. Babar has replaced Mr. Khalid Hanif who has retired from the services.
For the Middle East


On the recommend-ation of H.E. the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Secretary General has appointed H.E. Eng. Walid Adel Mahmoud Alatoom, Secretary General in the Ministry, as the new Honorary Regional Representative of AARDO for Middle East with effect from 06 October 2016. H.E. Eng. Walid Adel Mahmoud Alatoom has replaced Eng. Nart Nowraz Bakir Naguer, who has retired from services
For the Far East


On the recommen-dation of H.E. the Minister of Agricul-ture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of the Republic of Korea, the Secretary General has appoint-ed Mr. Yoo, Byung-Rin, Chairman, Korea Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as the new Honorary Regional Representative of AARDO for Far East with effect from 1st November 2016. Mr. Yoo, Byung-Rin has replaced Mr. Choi, Yong Kyu, who resigned from his position on 18 February 2016.