The International Conference on
Lake Chad Basin


Abubakar Bobboi Jauro OON


Dr Hassan Haruna Bdliya


Mr. Freeman is 66 years old, and has been involved in Africa for over 25 years. He is a researcher, writer, consultant, and speaker on a variety of topics concerning Africa. He provides economic-political analysis for the continent, including to members of African governments, particularly on the importance of infrastructure in promoting economic growth. He has written hundreds of articles and reports on Africa, and has travelled to the continent 25 times to Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali and Chad. In November 2014 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Lake Chad Basin International Scientific Committee, and has been working on a inter-basin water project to save the shrinking Lake Chad for two decades. He is an adjunct instructor at Catonsville Community College of Baltimore County and Frederick Community College in Maryland, where he teaches courses on African history.

Dr. Lee is an associate professor in the Geosciences Department at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, USA. Dr. Lee has been leading a variety of federal and international research projects funded by National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Space and Research Development Agency in Nigeria, and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resource in Korea. His research focuses on the development of numerical and statistical methodologies that merge various hydrologic and geologic data into a stochastic modeling framework. His recent projects involve the impacts of climate change and biomass burning on groundwater systems in the arid and semi-arid regions. In the past decade, he has been researching the shrinkage of Lake Chad in Africa with emphasis on the groundwater interactions with other hydrologic components in the Lake Chad Basin. Under the NASA-funded project, Dr. Lee led an effort to install real-time monitoring stations for groundwater and soil moisture in the basin. Dr. Lee received BS in Geological Sciences and MS in Geophysics, both from the Seoul National University in Korea, and PhD in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, USA.

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