World Deserts Foundation

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World Deserts Foundation (Fondation Deserts du Monde) is an Algerian non-governmental [1] and intergovernmental [2] organization. Its headquarters are located in Ghardaia, Algeria. [3] Its mission is to promote sustainable development of desert regions. [4]

World Deserts Foundation is one of the organizations participating on a continuing basis as the observer in the United Nations Economic and Social Council. [5]

The Foundation has been established in 2002. [3] It has created by the Algerian politician and then Minister of Tourism, Cherif Rahmani, as means to receive a share of funds from United Nations Development Programme allocated to the project overseen by the Algerian Ministry of Culture, as well as to provide a government-friendly, but officially independent and non-government partner for the purpose of securing funding that is not meant to be allocated to public institutions. [1] For that reason, the Foundation has been criticized as a tool to misuse development funds and exclude proper civil society organizations who are less supportive of the government or have less ties to the current administration. [1]

References.

  1. ^ a b c Jeremy Keenan (18 October 2013). The Sahara: Past, Present and Future. Routledge. pp. 336–340. ISBN  978-1-317-97001-9.
  2. ^ United Nations (15 December 2013). Resolutions and Decisions of the Economic and Social Council: Sessions 2012. United Nations Publications. pp. 118–. GGKEY:UG243UESRLE.
  3. ^ a b Jeremy Keenan (2 August 2004). The Lesser Gods of the Sahara: Social Change and Indigenous Rights. Routledge. pp. 12–. ISBN  978-1-135-75805-9.
  4. ^ Jeremy Keenan (2 August 2004). The Lesser Gods of the Sahara: Social Change and Indigenous Rights. Routledge. pp. 214–. ISBN  978-1-135-75805-9.
  5. ^ ECOSOC observers, Part V Archived 22 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine