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Governing Bodies



Gulf Cooperation Council
Network for Drylands Research & Development

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مجلس التعاون الخليجي لدراسات

الأراضي القاحلة و التطوير

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Governing Bodies


The governing bodies of the NDRD are:

(a) The General Assembly


The General Assembly, to which the NDRD Council is responsible, is the highest governing body of NDRD and shall determine its general policy. It enjoys full powers with the exception of those expressly attributed to other bodies. The General Assembly consists of all the members and representatives of the Institutional members.  The General Assembly has a President, a Vice-President and a General Secretary.


(b) The NDRD Council (Board of Directors) consisting of the:

  • The Executive Committee 
  • The GCC Member States Representatives (MSRs) 

The NDRD Council (Board of Directors) composed of the Executive Committee and the GCC Member States Representatives (MSRs) will administer the association. The renewal of the mandate of the administrators will be in accordance whit the internal statutes. The board shall choose between its members a General Secretary,



The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Dawn, Sec. 297
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)




Some of the functions
of the General Assembly will be:

  • to amend the Statutes and Bylaws
  • to elect the President and the GCC Member States Representatives (MSRs) of the Board
  • to decide on the annual membership fees
  • to review, accept or reject general recommendations of the Board
  • to ratify the creation or dissolution of Special Committees, Commissions and other appropriate bodies recommended by the Board
  • to approve the audited accounts of NDRD

For further information please see our NDRD Constitution or for any other question please contact us  .

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