Majdi Salameh, who has been working as the Capacity Development Officer at the WOW Middle East Regional Centre will be leaving his present position at the BirdLife Middle East office as of 1 August 2008 to pursue his career goals with another regional organization. Majdi has played a pivotal role in coordinating and supporting the regional training component of the WOW project and has significantly contributed to the overall advancement of the programme.
In an email to the wider WOW network, Ibrahim Khader, the director of the BirdLife Middle East division stated that the division will try its best to "maintain the momentum within the training component" and will keep the wider partnership informed on "the results of initiated actions to substitute for Majdi's departure." In his message, he also thanked Majdi for his good work, stating that "Working with Majdi for almost the past three years he spent in the division was as well joyful and very productive".
On behalf of the WOW Partnership, we would like to thank Majdi for all his good work for the project and in particular for his contribution to the development and regionalization of the WOW capacity building component in the Middle East region. The news of his departure was echoed by a wave of farewell wishes coming in by email from all over the AEWA region, from Kazakhstan and Yemen to The Netherlands, Estonia and Senegal - all wishing him the very best for his future career.
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