- To cover the scientific and research studies in the area of combating desertification. Application of some indicators for assessment and monitoring desertification.
- To suggest appropriate measures for combating desertification and mitigation of drought effects.
- Preparation of research projects for combating land degradation.
- Participation in symposiums, work shops and conferences addressing drought, desertification and environmental degradation.
- Participation in all activities of the UNESCO Chair of desertification Studies. Cooperation with the concerned and relevant institutions.
- Contribution to training activities of the Chair.
- Preparation of Scientific papers, Studies and text book on desertification.