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Egypt is the New IOC Coordinator in Africa

On the 8th of March 2017, after the successful completion of the Fourth Session of UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOCAFRICA – IV) organized by NIOF during the period 6-8 March 2017, Egypt occupied the seat of IOC Coordinator in Africa. Prof. Mohamed Said, Professor at NIOF, was elected as IOC Coordinator to succeed Dr. Mika Odidio.

Prof. Gad El-Qady, President of NIOF, stated that Egypt occupation for the seat of UNESCO/IOC Coordinator in Africa is the output of the great effort exerted by the research staff and the organizing committee of UNESCO/IOCAFRICA-IV. He added that such achievement is considered a motive for more progress and success at the African and International levels.

It is worth to mention that the UNESCO/IOCAFRICA-IV was held under the auspices of Prof. Khaled Abd El-Ghaffar - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and  Prof. Gad M. El-Qady - President of NIOF, and  was attended by Prof. Essam Khamis - Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin - Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, and Dr. Mika ODIDO - former IOC Coordinator in Africa, and representatives of  25 different African countries and different organizations including Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).

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President of NIOF visit to El-Max Research Station at Alexandria

Prof. Gad M. El-Qady, President of NIOF, has visited El-Max Research Station that affiliated to NIOF Mediterranean Sea Branch, to find out the latest developments.

During his visit, Prof. Gad El-Qady was accompanied by Prof. Abeer El-Saharty- NIOF director for Mediterranean Sea Branch, Prof. Sayed Mekkawy - NIOF Director for Inland Water and Aquaculture Branch, and Prof. Mohamed H. Yassin - NIOF Director for Suez and Aqaba Branch, Prof. Tarek Abd El-Aziz - NIOF director for Red Sea Branch, Prof. Ashraf A. Goda – Head of Aquaculture Division, and Prof. Shawky Z. Sabae – Head of Fresh Water Division, in addition to the heads of different laboratories of the institute. The visit covers the whole site of the research station including the different laboratories and the fish farm, in addition to the fish feed factory.

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IOC AFRICA Fourth Session

Under the auspices of Prof. Khaled Abd El-Ghaffar - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Gad M. El-Qady - President of NIOF, has inaugurated today the Fourth Session of the Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOC AFRICA-IV) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, held at Sheraton Montazah Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt and the session will be extended for three days during the period 6-8 March 2017.

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International Relations Committee Meeting

On Thursday, the 2nd of March 2017, NIOF International Relations Committee (IRC) held a meeting headed by Prof. Gad El-Qady – President of NIOF and attended by Dr. Claudio Margottini – Scientific and Technological Attaché of Embassy of Italy in Egypt, in order to discuss the different means of cooperation between NIOF and the Italian counterparts in the framework of the mutual cooperation between Egypt and Italy.

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National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF)

NIOF is one of the twelve national research institutes affiliated to the Ministry of State for Scientific Research of Egypt and the most well-established and oldest one in the Middle East and the Arab region. It was established to be specialized in oceanography and fisheries scientific research whereas its policy is being implemented through research programs of all specializations of oceanography, fisheries and aquaculture.