The Third Africa
Drylands Week started today in Windhoek, Namibia. The opening ceremony was
chaired by H.E. Mr. Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment and Tourism of
Namibia. Messages were delivered by the representatives from the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment
Programme, the World Bank, the Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought
Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and the UNCCD secretariat.
participates joined the opening ceremony from African countries, regional and
sub regional organizations, international and civil society organizations.
This year, the Drylands
Week addresses the issues including land tenures, migrations, conflicts and
Dryland land valuations.
Agenda 3rd Africa Drylands Week (EN)
Provisoire 3ème Semaine Africaine des Zones Arides (FR)
The Drylands Week is held back to back with the AfricanDrought Conference organized
by the Government of Namibia from 15-19 August in Windhoek.