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About Raed Al-Tabini

Dr. Raed Al-Tabini, a Jordanian national, holds a Ph.D. in arid and semi-arid land management and community development from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK. He is a former Deputy President of the Badia Research and Development Center (BRDC) in Jordan. Dr. Al-Tabini has managed a variety of development projects in the Middle East and North Africa on such diverse topics as community-based rangeland rehabilitation, management of scarce water resources, and developing sustainable livelihoods in agro pastoral communities. He also collaborated on the set-up of the Badia Center for Ecological Educational. Dr. Al-Tabini is a frequent presenter at international conferences and is well published in the field of sustainable development; he has published 25 academic papers and reports. He has served as an academic director with SIT Study Abroad since the summer of 2007, first with SIT's Appropriate Technology and Sustainable Development program (now the Water and Environmental Policy in the Middle East program). In 2007, he also became academic director for SIT's Modernization and Social Change program. Both programs are based in Jordan.


Present Academic Director, SIT Study Abroad

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Rangeland Management, Livestock Production in Arid Areas, Grazing Management, Rangeland Rehabilitation, Arid land management, Plant Survey, Desert Ecosystem, and Local Community Development

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Publications (15)

Research Projects (8)

Developmental Projects (7)