Omda Sabil is a farmer from Berush Village in West Sudan who promoted forest conservation in his area and influenced other villagers to protect forests during the critical drought and famine period of 1983-84.
Mugamir Eisa Khalifa
Mugamir Eisa Khalifa is a Sudanese farmer who pioneered anti-desertification measures in his village during the 1960s.
The Beshiri Sand Dunes Stabilisation project, which he leads, is a success model of desertification control.
Yasin El Hag Abdin
Dr. Abdin initiated environmental legislation in Sudan and is a member of the national committee for the environment.
He played a leading role in formulating the 1982 Red Sea and Gulf of Aden convention for the nine states in the region on the management of marine resources. The convention is part of UNEP's Regional Seas programme.
Salwa Osman Ebeid
Salwa Ebeid was the first woman to be employed by the United Nations Sudano- Sahelian office that aided the communities along the Nile River in Sudan through afforestation and reafforestation projects. This project at the outset was hindered by the traditional obstacle of not allowing male project staff to work with women. Through Ebeid's work, this isolation of women was overcome and women's communities were established in all villages. Women are now actively involved in reafforestation projects resulting in the reduction of sand-drifting and the increase of environmental awareness.Salwa Osman Ebeid
Alwan-Al-Teif, a children's music and drama troupe in Sudan, proves that no one is too young to help raise public awareness about environmental issues and have an impact.
Through the troupe's performances at children's festivals, schools, universities, ministries and other institutions, the young members are directly involved in environmental conservation - changing people's values today to help assure they have a home free from pollution and mass degradation tomorrow. Their work has inspired other youth groups to emulate Alwan-Al-Teif and their music is often broadcast on radio and television. The troupe has also produced an audio-video cassette with 16 songs and plays.
Off-stage, Alwan-Al-Teif has established a tree nursery and distributed many of the plants to people throughout the local community.