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Science, Technology and Knowledge

"Science, technology and knowledge" is one of the key areas of action of the Strategy, which aims to make the UNCCD "a global authority on scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to desertification/land degradation and mitigation of the effects of drought (DLDD)" (Operational objective 3). The CST was given primary responsibility to fulfil this objective and its operations were reshaped in order to enable the attainment of this objective. Since the adoption of The Strategy, the CST has been working on the following thematic topics: Monitoring and Assessment of DLDD (included through work on impact indicators and the UNCCD 1st Scientific Conference) Economics of DLDD (UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference), International Scientific Advice, Knowledge Management and the Fellowship Programme

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Validation of the Roster of Experts
07/03/2014 - The UNCCD secretariat is currently undertaking a validation process of Roster of Experts. National Focal Points are invited to confirm which of their experts currently in the roster are to remain as well as to nominate new experts by 31 March 2014. As decided by the COP11/26, experts whose names have not been confirmed will be removed from the Roster. More...


Science-Policy Interface (SPI) - Call for international organizations and United Nations organizations
25/02/2014 - The UNCCD secretariat is inviting international organizations and United Nations organizations to apply to become observers of the SPI. Deadline for application is 6 April 2014. More...


Science-Policy Interface (SPI) - Call for scientists

14/02/2014 - The UNCCD secretariat is inviting scientists to apply to become members of the newly established Science-Policy Interface (SPI). Deadline for application is 6 April 2014. More...


Strengthening the Dialogue between Scientists and DLDD Policymakers: Moving forward in operationalizing the Science-Policy Interface

12/02/2014 - The Bureau of the Committee on Science and Technology met on 4-6 February in Bonn to develop the foundation for the new Science-Policy Interface (SPI) as decided by COP11. More...


Scientific Advisory Committee of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference
17/10/2013 - The members of Scientific Advisory Committee of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference were selected by the Steering Committee. More...
 
 
 
 
 1st announcement of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference

25/09/2013 - The 1st announcement of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference on “Combating DLDD for poverty reduction and sustainable development: the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices” has been released. More...


Eleventh session of the CST

19/09/2013 - The eleventh session of the CST started on 17 September under the Chairmanship of Mr. Antonio Rocha Magalhães. More...




 
 

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