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Monday, September 04, 2006

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dev.tv producing: the BBC World Debate

ADVANCING SANDS: DESERTS AND MIGRATION

Venue: Headquarters of IUCN, the World Conservation Union, in Gland (Switzerland).
Date: 5th October, 2006.
Format: Moderator Zeinab Badawi and six expert Panellists: Ms Fatima Jibrell, Ms Rosamund McDougall, Ms Sunita Narain, Mr Christian Mersmann, Mr Martin Sommer, and Mr Ibrahim Thiaw.
Broadcast on BBC World: 14th October, 2006 at 12.10 & 19.10 GMT + 15th October, 2006 at 01.10, 07.10 & 17.10 GMT.

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DISCUSSION POINTS:
Why is the world ignoring desertification? Is competition for dwindling resources in dryland areas a major contributor to ethnic conflict? To what extent does desertification contribute to illegal migration to rich countries? There is a human and livestock population boom in the drylands