La Conférence internationale sur
Bassin du lac Tchad


Ambassador Assem Hanafi Elseify                                                       

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science . The American University in Cairo

Bachelor of Arts in Law , Cairo University

Masters of Arts In International Politics, CERIS , Belgium.

Entered Diplomatic career in 1989,Served in Embassies in Italy, Tunisia, Spain

Former Permanent Representative of Egypt to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Ambassador of Egypt to Nigeria since December 2016


Dr Hassan Haruna Bdliya

Phone and email 08034084937,

Country of Citizenship/Residence Nigeria

University College of North Wales, Bangor, U.K.,Post-Doctoral Work on Land Degradation

Salford University, England M. Sc (Urban Studies) and Ph.D. (Agricultural Land Evaluation)

Bayero University, Kano B. A. (Hons) Geography

Coordinating the activities and day to day management of the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin Trust Fund. Serving as Executive Secretary Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria 2007 to date

Worked as Project Manager for an IUCN and DFID natural resources management projects Nguru in Yobe State, and Dutse in Jigawa State. 1995 to 2001, 2002 to 2006

Served as IWRM Consultant for WSSSRP11 and WSSSRP111 FMWR, Abuja 2013 to date

Served as Chairman of Global Water Partnership, Nigeria Abuja 2010 to 2017

Authored 14 published articles and one book in Nigeria, Chad and Europe 1991 to 2011

Honourable Aliyu Ahman-Pategi, son of foremost nationalist and patriarch of Nigerian nationhood in the immediate post independence era - Alhaji Galadima Ahman-Pategi was born in Patigi on the 3pt of December 1964. He had his primary education in Patigi at the Sudan Interior Mission, Patigi and Patigi Central School Patigi, after which he proceeded to the Government Secondary School, Ilorin for his secondary education. Aliyu Ahman-Pategi bagged his first degree in International Relations from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Though he went straight into business where he has been very successful, his quest for knowledge prompted him to further his education at the University of Abuja, where he obtained a Masters degree in Political Economy and Development in 2002. 
Hon. Aliyu Ahman-Pategi until his election into the Federal House of Representatives, was the Chief Executive Officer of Platform Nigeria Limited, a Civil Engineering Construction firm (which was established over 25 years ago), the Chief Executive Officer of Ahman Pategi Farms with vast array of cash crop plantations and other subsidiary ventures, a Director of Tranex Nigeria Limited and Chairman Board of Trustees of the Ahman Pategi Foundation. 
Honourable Ahman-Pategi, has demonstrated pure altruism with an avowed commitment to the general good of his people at the grassroots with every little opportunity that he has had, even before becoming a member of the House of Representatives. For example, he annually rehabilitated the Saachi - Nupeko road which links Pategi in Kwara to Niger State across River Niger, a project central to the economic well-being of his constituents, from his own personal funds; a responsibility he adopted long before he started his legislative career. 

Since becoming a member of the House of Representatives, Aliyu has executed various constituency projects in each of the local government areas constituting his Federal constituency, Edu, Moro and Patigi Local Government Areas. He has also successfully sponsored and lobbied severa! projects in rural electrification, roads, erosion control, education, health and provision of potable water throughout Edu/Moro/Patigi Federal Constituency, including a Multi-billion Naira Pategi Water Supply Project which will service Pategi and many adjoining communities. As a result of his determination to reduce poverty amongst his constituents, Aliyu commissioned a six million naira revolving micro credit scheme in partnership with the National Poverty Alleviation Programme (NAPEP), which has been in operation since June 2007. 
Honourable Aliyu's philanthropy which has endeared him to his people, is a natural trait he inherited from his illustrious father. Asides from the usual motorcycles which are often used to empower constituents, Aliyu has distributed over 30 buses and saloon cars to his constil:uents for various commercial endeavours. 
Because of his insatiable quest for knowledge and his deep seated desire to lift his constituents out of ignorance, poverty and disease, Aliyu Ahman-Pategi through his personal funds, embarked on setting up the Ahman Pategi University in his home town of Patigi in Kwara State. This very daunting and commendable feat is a testament to Aliyu's fearlessness and unflinching commitment at meeting challenges head-on provided it leads to the emancipation of his people. The Ahman Pategi University is expected to formally open its doors in 2017/2018 Academic Session. 
In 2008, Honourable Ahman-Pategi received the Prestigious Mayor's Proclamation and the Key of the City of Moses Lake, State of Washington, USA after he successfully initiated and sponsored the successful Kwara State Free Medical Week, when he brought the Moses Lake Medical Mission Team, a philanthropic group of medical practitioners in the City of Moses Lake, State 
of Washington, United States of America to Nigeria for the Free Medical Week. He successfully repeated this stride in April 2009, bringing the American Doctors to Lafiagi and Patigi for another round of free medical intervention. Also, in July 2009 he single-handedly sponsored another successful free medical outreach in more locations in his constituency, with medical personnel from the National Hospital, Abuja. 
In the National Assembly, Hon, Pategi was appointed the Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, a post which he meritoriously held between August 2007 and October 2008. During his tenure, his Committee succeeded in getting the NABRO Bill passed by the House of Representatives.At the inception of the 7th House of Representatives, the leadership of the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, Aliyu Ahman-Pateqi was made the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Water Resources, a position he continues to hold in the 8th Assembly; he is also member of tns Committees on Petroluem Resources (Upstream), Finance, FCT, NDDC, Niger Delta Affairs, Privatization and Commercialization, Health Institutions, Environment and Habitat and Science and Technology. 
He received several awards among others/ 
The award of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Nigeria 
(NULGE) for his exemplary, people oriented leadership in 2008. ~ NANUSA Award of Excellence 2011 
Nigeria Association of Hydrologist - Honorary Fellowship Award 2012 ~ Nigeria Rotaract Multi District Information Organization Award 2008 
Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award by West African Students Union - 2014 ~ Nelson Mandela Award by All African Students Union 2016 
NANS JCC Award 2015 
ECOWAS Youth Council Award 2016 ~ Nigeria Youth Parliament Award 2016 
Aliyu is truly a detribalized Nigerian, speaking as many as four Nigerian languages fluently - he speaks Nupe, English, Yoruba and Hausa. Aliyu Bahago Ahman-Pategi is married with children. 

Profile of Professor Joseph Owolabi Ajayi
Professor Joseph Owolabi Ajayi was born on 7th April 1951 in Ibadan, Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Geology (1972); obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Groundwater Research from the Groundwater Research Centre of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (1973); an MS degree in Hydrology (1976) and a PhD in Water Resources Administration (1982) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. He spent a post-doctoral period as a Research Specialist, at the Caribbean Research Institute of the College (now University) of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands and Assistant Director of the US Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program (USVI-CZMP) in 1983-84. He is a Professor in the Department of Geology of OAU. Currently he is the Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee of UNESCO – International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP). Since 2015 he has served as a member of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP), a World Bank assisted project to alleviate flooding in Ibadan Metropolis. 

Guillaume Favreau – PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
A Senior Scientist at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, G. Favreau has performed studies on aquifer resources in semiarid regions since his PhD thesis in 2000, mostly working on the impact of LUCC and climate on groundwater recharge, combining various methods (remote sensing, subsurface geophysics, geochemistry, groundwater modeling). He was an invited scientist at University of Texas at Austin (summer 2008) and at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger (2009-2012) where he has given lectures and co-supervised PhD students working on sedimentary aquifers, with strong collaboration with several Universities from west African countries (Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria). He has co-authored ~50 peer-reviewed papers on groundwater recharge, mostly in semiarid regions of SS Africa (including Lake Chad). He has been involved in scientific projects supported by various agencies such as ANR and AFD (France), ARC (Australia), EU (FP7), NERC (UK). He is a former Associate Editor of Hydrogeology Journal (2008-2012) and member of the IRD scientific Council (2017-2020).






La conférence internationale sur le lac Tchad
Location: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
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