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1. HIGHER COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (HCENR)

ESTABLISHED: n/a

MISSION: The mission of the HCENR is: a) to take inventories of natural resources and specify areas subjected to depletion, desertification and pollution, in order to ensure their appropriate management and to decide on priorities for further studies; b) to draft environmental conservation policies in coordination with the appropriate state authorities; c) to establish Branches and Technical Committees to support the Council, and to coordinate the work of these Branches in their efforts towards sustainable development; d) to make long-term plans for environmental conservation and rational use of natural resources and follow up on the execution of these plans with appropriate authorities; e) to review periodically environmental and natural resource legislation in order to ensure that laws are effective, and to introduce any necessary amendments, f) to work towards securing popular, governmental and international funding for conservation and sustainable development, g) to encourage support and coordinate scientific research in environmental and natural resources areas; h) to create a federal plan for environmental awareness and to incorporate environmental education in school curricula, i) to establish by-laws to coordinate the Council meetings.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:    7
Non-Governmental Organizations:          0
Academic/Research Institutions:          0
Business/Productive Sector:              1
Others:                                  2
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:	          10
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

CHAIRMAN: H. E. Lt. Gen. Omer Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, Federal Prime Minister
Professor Ahmed Ali Genief, Minister of Agriculture
Dr. Yagoub Abu Shora Musa, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources
Brig. Salah El-Din Mohamed Ahmed Karrar, Minister of Energy and Mining
Lt. Col. Glowak Dent, Minister of Health
Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Minister of Education and Research
Dr. Tag El Sir Mustafa, Minister of Industry and Commerce
Syd Abdel Aziz Shiddo, Attorney General (Resource Person)
Fath El Rahman El Bashir, Chairman of the Chamber of Industry 
Mohamed Abdalla Ali, Secretary General, HCENR (Rapporteur)