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|Tags:||AMGT APER EAGR EAID TSPL SENV KSCA JO|
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UNCLAS AMMAN 002516 SIPDIS DEPT FOR OES/STC GAINES, NEA/RA LAWSON, OES/PCI SHIPPE, AND NEA/ARN ZIADEH USDA FOR ARS/CHRISTIANSEN DEPT PASS NSF JEANNE HUDSON, FRANCES LI CAIRO FOR FAO POMEROY E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: AMGT, APER, EAGR, EAID, TSPL, SENV, KSCA, JO SUBJECT: JORDAN: EMBASSY SCIENCE FELLOW SELECTION Ref: A) 2001 SECSTATE 215701 B) AMMAN 598 1. Embassy Amman has reviewed the three candidates for the Embassy Science Fellow Program that were forwarded to us by OES and has chosen Dr. Sylvana Li of the USDA/FAS as our first choice. Dr. Li's background suits her well to the job. Not only is her expertise in water quality and resource management, she is already working with the USGS and EPA to showcase the latest technologies in wastewater reuse in agriculture. Dr. Li also plans to use the contacts she makes this summer in Amman to develop future projects involving Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinians, advancing our regional environment agenda. 2. We understand that Dr. Li would be available to work at Embassy Amman for the month of August. During her fellowship she will be working with the Ministries of Water and Agriculture, offering expertise and technical advice on water quality issues for agricultural applications. 3. Post has identified housing from the embassy housing pool to accommodate Dr. Li. Dr. Li will be given an office in which she will have a telephone and computer with email access. 4. Complying with the provisions of the Embassy Science Fellow program (ref A), post will offer Dr. Li access to post medical services, CLO, APO, check cashing, and the commissary/recreational association, during her official stay in Amman. 5. Post point of contact for Dr. Li is Regional Environment Officer Paul Malik, who can be reached by phone at 962-6-592-0101 ext 2621, or via email at malikp(at)state.gov 6. Post looks forward to welcoming Dr. Li to Amman later this summer. GNEHM
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