Dr Eng. Atef JAOUANI is Associate Professor at the Higher Institute for Applied Biological Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar. He is team leader at the Laboratory of Microorganisms and Active Biomoeclues, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis. He gained significant experience in international projects building and monitoring. He participated to several international projects financed by EU (H2020-RIA: Madforwater (GA 688320), FP7-Capacities: Biodesert (GA 245746), and FP7 CP-CF-SICA: Ulixes (GA 266743)), NATO and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (USA), in addition to many bilateral and national research projects. He has acted as PI and/or team leader and has coordinated several WPs. He is appointed as NCP specialist in Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy.