As the International Congress on Desert Economy - Dakhla, is an interdisciplinary scientific research platform on the desert and arid regions, and due to the lack in economic and scientific literature on deserts, arid zones, and the Sahara,  there will be a variety of themes, and contributions will focus mainly on one of the following (non-exhaustive) themes:

  1.       Trans-Saharan Megaprojects and Initiatives (Trans-African):   
    • The Desertec  Project;
    • The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative;
    • The Trans Africa Pipeline Project (Water);
    • The " Power Africa " Initiative;
    • The " Desert to Power " Initiative;
    • The Morocco -Nigeria Gas Pipeline and the Trans Sahara Gas Pipeline (TSGO);
    • The " Prosper Africa " Initiative;
    • The MENA and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (China's new silk road).
  2.      Regional and Inter-African Economic Cooperation and Partnerships in the Sahara and the Sahel.
  3.       International Cooperation on Arid Lands R&D (on deserts and the Sahara).
  4.      Business, Entrepreneurship and Investments in Arid Lands (Deserts, Sahara) and Remote Areas.
  5.       Energy Business, Entrepreneurship in Energy, and Energy Management.
  6.      Energy, Desertification, Climate Change, and Environment.
  7.      Renewable Energy and Energy Transition.
  8.      Offshore Renewable Energy, Marine Wind Energy and Marine Solar Energy (Ocean Power).
  9.      Wave Energy and Tidal Energy.  
  10.      Low Carbon Energy: Power-to-X and Green Hydrogen (economic, social, and environmental   aspects).
  11.      Deserts (Arid lands, Sahara) and Global Economic Transformation.
  12.     The Economics of Water, Energy, and Hydraulic Resources Management.
  13.      Energy Supply and Demand.
  14.    Energy Crisis Management, Energy Risk Management, and the impacts of Coronavirus  Crisis on Energy  sector (Pre-crisis, during, and Post Covid-19 crisis).
  15.     Access to Energy and Energy Security.
  16.     Conventional Energy Resources: Oil, Gas, and Coal.
  17.     Energy in Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality Industry.
  18.     Energy in Agribusiness, Aquabusiness (aquaculture), and Fisheries Business (halieutic).
  19.     Energy and Food Security in Drylands, Arid Agriculture (Desert Agriculture) and Biosaline Agriculture (economic, social and environmental  aspects).
  20.  Sustainable Mobility (Ecomobility), Transportation and Logistics.
  21.   Energy Economics Modeling.
  22.   Energy Policy, Law, and Regulation.
  23.   New Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain...) and Energy Efficiency (economic, social and environmental   aspects).
  24.   Sustainable Off-Grid Electricity for Rural and Remote Areas and Poverty Reduction.
  25.   Economic Geology and Economic Geography.
  26.   Arid Lands (Deserts and the Sahara) Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality Industry.
  27.   Ocean Economy, Sea Economy (Maritime), and Blue Economy.
  28.   Economics and Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
  29.   Migrations and SDGs.
  30.   Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality Industry.
  31.   Sports Economy, Water (nautical) Sports management, and Recreation Economy.
  32.   Management, Governance, and Sustainability Issues.
  33.   Cultural Entrepreneurship and Management of Tangible and Intangible Heritage.
  34.   Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Innovation.
  35.   Knowledge Economy and Human Capital.
  36.   Finance and Financial System.
  37.   Green Economy, Circular Economy, and Sustainable Development.
  38.   International Collaboration and Trade Logistics.
  39.   Digital Economy.
  40.   Economic Intelligence.
  41.   Public Policy and Regional Development.
  42.   Public/Private Investment and Business Climate



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