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A Compendium of Best Practices for National Drought Management Policy presented during the high level meeting on National Drought Policy that lists  best practices and measures that should be considered as part of framing a national drought policy for each drought-prone nation.

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The Integrated Drought Management Programme promotes an approach that moves drought management practices from reactive, representing the crisis management to more proactive drought management based on risk management principles. It will provide global coordination for efforts towards integration of science, policy and implementation by strengthening drought monitoring, drought risk assessment, development of drought prediction; drought early warning services and sharing best practices at the local, national and regional levels

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Policies

Find documents on various types of drought policies :

  • Pre impact / mitigation policies aiming at reducing vulnerability and potential impacts of drought
  • Preparedness policies that include organizational frameworks and operational arrangements developed in advance of drought and maintained in between drought episodes.
  • Post impact policies to govern emergency and recovery interventions.

Policies Resources

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SAARC Disaster Management Center

06 Dec 2013

The Center provides policy advice and facilitating capacity building services including strategic learning, research, training, system development and exchange of information for effective disaster risk reduction and management in South Asia. One of the mandates of the SAARC Disaster Management Center is to conduct research and document the disasters of the region,

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Geographical Area:Global
   
Tagging:Policy , training ,droughtonline

Africa Adapt

06 Dec 2013

AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent.

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Geographical Area:Africa
   
Tagging:knowledge plateform, practice, policy ,droughtonline

GIEWS Global Information and Early Warning System

06 Dec 2013

GIEWS mandate is to keep the world food supply/demand situation under continuous review, issue reports on the world food situation (with publications such as Food Outlook, Crop Prospects and Food Situation, ), and provide early warnings of impending food crises in individual countries with Country Briefs. For countries facing a serious food emergency, FAO/GIEWS and the World Food Programme also carry out joint Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions (CFSAMs). Their purpose is to provide timely and reliable information so that appropriate actions can be taken by the governments, the international community, and other parties

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Geographical Area:Global
   
Tagging:Early warning, statistics, crop prospect, Food security outlook, rainfall estimates, global food price monitor, satellite imagery, remote sensing, country food policy monitoring, policies ,droughtonline

Dry Net

06 Dec 2013

Drynet's aim is to strengthen civil society networks giving them the right knowledge and visibility to influence drylands developement . In order to contribute to countering dryland degradation, 14 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from all over the world joined forces in 2007 in a programme called Drynet. To effectively counter degradation, local organisations and communities living in drylands should be at the heart of the effort. Unfortunately, their involvement in the national and international arenas of decision-making is often very low-key. By directly reaching out to local groups, Drynet intends to readress the current imbalance.

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Geographical Area:Global
   
Tagging: advocacy, civil society, drylands, policies ,droughtonline

ALM Adaptation Learning Mechanism

06 Dec 2013

The Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) is an interactive online portal for sharing adaptation knowledge with improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation.The ALM will develop tools and resources to support the following:it includes country profiles and ressources on following thematics :
Adaptation practices – what can be done to adapt to climate change on the ground?
Integration of climate change risks and adaptation into development policy, planning and operations – how can policies and plans support adaptation over time?
Capacity building – how can people be better assisted in becoming equipped for adapting to climate change?

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Geographical Area:Global
   
Tagging:statistics, adaptation, lessons learning, information exchange, policies ,droughtonline

Latest Events

Conference on Adaptation Futures 2014

Organization Name: Earth System Science Center of the National Institute for Space Studies from Brazil and UNEP
12 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
Venue: Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil
Country: Global
Description:

This conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share insights into the challenges and opportunities that adaptation present, and to share strategies for decision making from the international to the local scale.

http://adaptationfutures2014.ccst.inpe.br/.

7th Global FRIEND-Water Conference: Hydrology in a Changing World – Environmental and Human Dimensions

Organization Name: UNESCO
24 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam
Country: Global
Description:

The FRIEND-Water2014 Conference aims at sharing knowledge about change in hydrological processes (e.g. regimes, hydro-extremes), their impacts (e.g. ecological flows, erosion-sedimentation), and how this knowledge can be streamlined to let water management and policy to adapt to it.the sessions on trends in hydrological regimes and extremes will cover various drought [...]

5th Africa Drought Adaptation Forum

Organization Name: UNDP DDC
11 Feb 2013 - 12 Feb 2013
Venue: Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, Arusha,Tanzania
Country: Other
Description:
The ADAF5 will feature methods and tools which measure the impact of drought risk reduction practices across the re-gion. It will also provide practical examples regarding impact and cost-effectiveness of drought risk reduction measures.