Below is a list of the international press coverage that Dr. Boukerrou’s work received over the years.
FIU Tabadul: Creating Language-Learning Community Through Virtual Reality (2021-2023)
On August 16, 2022, The Virtual Tabadul Project was featured on the local Radio Station in the City of Oum El Bouaghi. The 1-hour program involved a discussion about the project goals, objectives, and accomplishments so far implemented at the University of Oum El Bouaghi (UOEB). The roundtable participants included: Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou, Dr. Kheireddine Lamamra (Vice President for International Cooperation at UOEB), Dr. Abdelhek Nemouchi (Professor in Linguistic), and two project participating students Merwa Arroudj and Wail Boutahra who are involved in the program. For the radio roundtable please click here
Review of the book L’Université Algérienne: Evolution, Priorités et Stratégies: Pour une université algérienne performante et innovante. July 28, 2021.
Dr. Boukerrou and his co-author’s book on the evolution, priorities, and strategies of the Algerian university system received a rave review by “El Watan”, the number one daily newspaper in Algeria. The book, a collaboration between faculty members from three countries (US, Algeria, and France), describes the evolution of the Algerian university system since the country’s independence, discusses priorities, and proposes recommendations to address the challenges that the Algerian universities face. To read the newspaper review click here.
Ambassador Barlerin’s Remarks at Cameroon Environmental Challenges Symposium, February 26, 2018.
At the “Environmental Challenges: Water, Forestry, and Rangeland Nexus” symposium organized by Dr. Boukerrou in collaboration with USGS, US Forestry Service, the Government of Cameroon, Ambassador Barlerin’s points out the role that FIU is playing in such events. The symposium took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. For more information, click here
Two AfWA staff members are trained on USAID procurement procedures, July 17, 2017.
A two-day training session was organized in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by the USAID WA–WASH Program for the benefit of the African Water Association. For more information, click here
Ouagadougou hosts the 5th meeting of the USAID WASH Coordination Secretariat, June 27, 2017.
The USAID WASH Coordinating Secretariat is a meeting organized by USAID WA-WASH every three months in a different country in West Africa. The meeting brings together the major WASH stakeholders and the USAID/West Africa funded WASH project in the region. For more information, click here
Workshop on USAID WA-WASH achievements and lessons learned, June 1, 2017.
The USAID WA-WASH Program was organized in collaboration with ACCESS, another USAID/West Africa funded project, a workshop on program achievements and lessons learned. The workshop brought together a number of stakeholders from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger. For more information, click here
An overview of the West Afrique Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH), February 2017.
In this article, Dr. Boukerrou discusses the West Afrique Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH) Program and its impact in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger. This article appeared in Issue 20 of the Eau Afrique Magazine following the Afrique Water Association 18th Congress held in Nairobi, Kenya February 22-27, 2016. For the complete article, click here
Radio France International (RFI) interview of Dr. Boukerrou about the USAID WA-WASH Program objectives and achievements December 11, 2016.
This is a radio podcast by Radio France International (RFI) discussing the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID WA-WASH) Program goals, objectives, and achievements for the target populations in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger. The interview with Dr. Boukerrou starts at the Program’s Regional Headquarters in Ouagadougou the capital of Burkina Faso and continues in the field locations of Ouégléga and Koudiéré, two villages in the commune of Tanghin-Dassouri South of Ouagadougou. For the news article click here, and for the podcast click here.
Expert urges effective management of water resources, April 23, 2015.
At the WASH Governance Workshop held in Kumasi, Ghana for Members of Parliament, Dr. Boukerrou called on West African countries to adopt aggressive water management policies to ensure the sustainability of water resources in the face of dwindling water resources in a number of countries of the region. For more information, click here
Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa, April 22, 2015.
In this interview, Dr. Boukerrou urged governments in West Africa to find financial resources to invest in sanitation so the sector does not solely depend on aid. For more information, click here
Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou, Regional Director of USAID WA-WASH interview with lefaso.net an online publication in Burkina Faso, February 27, 2015.
In this interview conducted during the National Water Forum in Ouagadougou, Dr. Boukerrou discusses the USAID WA-WASH Program strategy, goals, and objectives. He also presents an overview of the results of the program in the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene, and institutional and human capacity building. For more information, click here
Annual Conference on Climate Change and African Development (CCDA), October 8-10, 2014.
Interview of Dr. Boukerrou conducted by a journalist from the Algerian newspaper Le Quotidien d’Oran during the 4th Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) Conference organized by ClimDev-Africa in Marrakesh, Morocco. During the interview, Dr. Boukerrou discusses the climate change issues facing Africa and some of the possible solutions such as renewable energy, etc. For more information, click here
Transforming Traditional Roles: Empowering Women to Improve their Communities, January 6, 2014.
This USAID “on the Waterfront” article talks about empowering women and Dr. Boukerrou discussed the biggest challenge facing women beyond the traditional roles that have connected them so intimately with water for generations. For more information, click here
UNCCD Posts Assessment of First Scientific Conference, November 11, 2010.
Dr. Boukerrou and Dr.Rania Bou Kheir conducted an assessment of the First Scientific Conference organized by the UNCCD. The assessment, commissioned by the UNCCD, offers recommendations related to conference organization; conference implementation; participation and funding; conference content; and communication with the press. For more information, click here, For the IISD coverage of the event please click here
USF Career Center Hosts Algerian Counterparts, August 13, 2010.
As part of the USAID RESUME Project funded by USAID in Algeria, Dr. Boukerrou brought a team of Algerian faculty and staff to USF to learn about career services operations in the United States in general and at USF in particular. For more information about the Algerian visit to USF, click here. To read the paper published on “Establishing the First Career Center at the University Mentouri Constantine, Algeria”. click here
Liberte Newspaper Interview with Dr. Boukerrou April 20, 2009.
In an interview with a leading Algerian newspaper, Liberte, Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou talks about the fact that pollution knows no boundaries and global environmental management issues based on the MBA course he is teaching at FAU, click here
Hong Kong finds lessons in Florida, February 11, 2008.
Following a conference on wetlands organized in Hong Kong by Ecology and Environment in collaboration with Dr. Boukerrou, Florida Atlantic University, the South Florida Management District, a team from the Ministry of Agriculture of Hong Kong visited Florida to learn about wetland management in South Florida. One of the visits focused on controlling mosquitos using wetland/water management techniques. For more information, click here
Climate Summit to Unite Communities: Young leaders seek to participate in global environment discussion, January 19, 2006.
Dr. Boukerrou speaks at the Americans for Informed Democracy, a national non-partisan organization, summit on “Young Global Leaders’ Summit on Development and Climate Change” part of the Global Youth Project. For more information, click here
Real Impact: West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program, Oct 2011-Dec 2017.
USAID’s Real Impact series highlights examples of water sector activities around the world. Each article provides from-the-field insights about successful approaches, challenges faced, and lessons learned. For more information, click here