The Director of CSIR-SRI, Dr. Mohammed Moro Buri and selected Senior Members and Technologist met with a 3-man team of soil scientists from Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Morocco for a comprehensive discussion on the possibility of collaboration between the two institutions for the advancement of Science and Technology for development. The Team from Morocco included:
The Director welcomed the team from Morocco to the CSIR-SRI and wished them a successful visit and a fruitful discussion. He then made a presentation on the mission, mandate, vision, objective, research programmes and activities of the institute. This was followed by a session of discussion on the content of the Director’s presentation.
The visiting team also made presentations on the main purpose of the visit and also took time to indicate their research interests and focus for consideration for possible collaboration. The presentations were made by Prof. Fassil Kebede and Prof. Khalil El Mejahed. This was also followed by a discussion on the areas of interest identified.
At the end of the discussion, the house agreed to continue to forge for the establishment of a formal relationship between the CSIR-SRI and the UM6P for collaboration. The house agreed to explore collaboration in the following areas for the start:
The Moroccan team undertook a tour round some facilities at the SRI including:
Source: SRI Scientific Secretary