The following is an excerpt from the report IALC Expertise, Experience, & Collaboration
The members of the IALC are all highly experienced institutions that have worked together
across national and cultural borders. As such, the IALC has capabilities that are critical for
advancing human development and promoting peace in arid and semiarid areas of the
- Food security, including agricultural and natural resource research and extension
system design, development and assessment
- Business management and marketing, especially in agricultural products
- Energy provision and policy, with focus on renewable energy and rural areas
- Human resource development including youth development and degree granting
graduate and undergraduate programs, special educational courses, and higher
educational institutional development related to natural resources and the
- Natural resource management including biodiversity, watershed management, soil
resource conservation, eco-tourism and natural resource inventory, and information
technology applications for natural resource management
- Water resource development, conservation and management including water quality
for primarily human use, water harvesting and reuse, and water for agriculture
- IALC has a large pool of tested expertise from among thousands of faculty, scientists and
- IALC has demonstrated administrative capability to effectively support international
initiatives with a variety of donor institutions.
- IALC has successfully implemented and managed competitive grants programs.
- IALC provides a simple and accountable management and authority line for addressing
problems and issues that arise in program implementation.
- IALC is inherently international with three non-US institutional members and is sensitive to
the need for collaboration to bring the best that is available in international programs.
Please see the IALC Overview for a more comprehensive list of IALC capabilities.