Dedication ceremony of the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Food Security in the Desert. L-R: UAE Ambassador H.E. Mohamed Al Khaja, Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, Prof. Daniel Chamovitz and UAE Minister of State for Food & Water Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Prof. NoamWeisbrod, BIDR Director, walks with President Reuven

Rivlin in Sde Boker. Photo: Shlomi Znati

FROM THE DESERT TO THE WORLD BGU’s new interdisciplinary School of Sustainability and Climate Change (SSCC) enrolled its first students at the beginning of this academic school year. Prof. Yaron Ziv , head of the SSCC, participated in the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow as part of the Israeli delegation. He returned with a renewed sense of urgency: “For the sake of our children’s future, we must rein in global warming. Otherwise, Planet Earth will be in grave danger,” he warns. BGU established the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Food Security in the Desert , thanks to the generosity of Dr. Michael Mirilashvili , President and CEO of Watergen and Vertical Field. The new Center will be created in Sde Boker at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) within the framework of the School for Sustainability and Climate Change.


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