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Call for side events organization at drought policy meeting

​Drought is widely recognized as a slow creeping natural hazard that occurs as a consequence of natural climatic variability, but not many people know how to manage drought by mitigating its effect on people and eco-systems.

UNCCD, in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and others is organizing the High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP) from 11-15 March in Geneva, Switzerland.

The HMNDP will start with a half day opening plenary (with a major keynote address) followed by three days of scientific segment. During the scientific segment, a series of side events are planned. Organizations/participants are invited to organize a side event on the following topics.
  • Drought Monitoring, Early Warning and Information Systems
  • Drought Prediction and Predictability
  • Drought Preparedness and Mitigation
  • Drought Vulnerability and Impact Assessment
  • Planning for Appropriate Drought Response and Relief
  • Examples of National Drought Policies

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2013. Deadline extended until 15 February

Further information is available at the meeting website.

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