Global Camel Research and Development Network

Global Camel Research and Development Network (GCRDN)

The idea of a scientific network on different aspects of camels (production, conservation & management, ecosystems, heritage & culture, and very specific about milk production, product diversification, camel milk business, promotion & advocacy, etc.) is already motivated and the network is organized (though very basic and virtual).

Beauty of the camels
The beauty of the camels

The First Step is Done and the Way Forward

The first step is to manage an email list and WhatsApp group (which we did already done). Scholars, camel scientists, camel milk business/dairy, and products research/diversification professionals are welcome to join. Also, I request the camel milk business entities fund the research proposals. The next step is having a zoom meeting, and organizing a fund for small grants scholarships, a research proposal format, and a committee to review the proposal and accept the scholarship.

Please support the camel research and development

We need support from you all in reviewing, organizational management, fundraising, organization registration of the network, etc. Please note that there is no use in just joining, every member has to invest in 2 ways in the network as; either time for managemental and review work or have to fund for the research grants.
Global Camel Research and Development Network (GCRDN), the main thinktank behind this organization is Camel4life International (advocacy group). We already have a very strong WhatsApp network (more than 250 members) and a website;
Soon we will be calling for a small grant proposal, which will start in 2023, and arrangement for publications. We are going to start a quarterly camel magazine as well for camel news and general articles. I need your help and support. Please give your suggestions about the zoom meeting timing and schedule.

10 replies on “Global Camel Research and Development Network (GCRDN)”

Thank you Abdul Raziz Kakar for your continued commitment to highlighting camel issues. The idea of a think tank of professionals to commit to writing proposals and fundraising is timely.

As for zoom meetings giving people 2 weeks’ lead time will allow members to plan themselves, I propose you look at the members’ geographical location and see how to balance early morning and evening meetings.

Dear Sir,
My views and work never confront ISOCARD. I’m a member and integral part of the ISOCARD since the first day. I have 2 objectives with GCRDN, i.e.
1. Managing/funding (at least 2 small grant scholarships) for the research and development of camels, especially for milk.
2. Having a general magazine (quarterly) on camel production/culture etc.
I’m sure, you will support us in this good cause as you did before.
BEST regards

Thank you Prof. Abdul Raziz Kakar for your commitment and passion in seeking to provide solutions to challenges facing camels as well as development of research network. We are here to support the vision to ensure its realization in the best way we can.
As suggested by Dr. Gitonga above, let us have consider the geographical location of members to guide time selection then a 7-day notice for the meeting given.

I am glad to be part of the network of camel lovers, researchers, and development practitioners.
Camel is a very important livestock resource, having unique physiological, anatomical, and productive attributes. Its resilience to diseases and climate change is of great interest to researchers. Looking forward to working together to explore the potential of this least studied animal resource.
Kind regards,

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