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Strengthening National Capacities to Manage Water Scarcity and Drought in West Asia and North Africa

The project’s main objective is to strengthen the capacities of national planners, policy makers and stakeholders in water-scarce countries in West Asia/North Africa, and to enhance their effectiveness in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of pre-impact and preparedness drought management strategies.

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Water; Drought; Capacity Building Topics

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​Droughts do not only affect human livelihood, but they also discourage investment in the agricultural sector, hinder economic development, obstruct peace-building efforts, and carry the risk of invoking repeated violent conflicts. Hence, this program deals with drought and water scarcity as well as developing disaster risk reduction and community resilience through technology transfer, capacity building, regional support initiatives and extension training programmes.

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Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

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http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1691

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