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Desertification action programme alignment process now underway

The first of eight sub-regional workshops to be held globally on how to align National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat desertification with the 10-Year Strategy of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) took place in Maseru, Lesotho, from 12 to 14 February 2013. Developed through a participatory approach involving various governmental offices, scientific institutions and local communities, NAPs are the key instruments to implement the Convention. They spell out practical steps and measures to be taken to combat desertification in specific ecosystems.
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