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Other meetings & events

Drought +10 conference

When: 30 سبتمبر 2024 - 03 أكتوبر 2024

Where: Geneva

Following up on the first High-level meeting on National Drought Policies in 2013, the Drought Resilience +10 Conference aims on scaling up and accelerating drought action on the ground. It will bring together countries, experts and practitioners to review progress and lessons learnt in drought management to explore and define a joint way forward towards a more drought resilient world. View the programme and register to attend in person here Submit your side event proposal by 30 June here.

Drought +10 conference
30-03 سبتمبر/أكتوبر 2024
International Day on Combating Sand and Dust Storms: Webinar

When: الجمعة, 12 يوليو 2024

Where: Online

The event organized by the UN Coalition on Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) aims to raise awareness of the importance of combating SDS for human health and well-being, promote sustainable land and water management, enhancing food security and resilience to climate change and sustainable livelihoods. The event will highlight the progress in combating the sources and adverse impacts of SDS through the work that is being undertaken by the coalition members on adaptation and mitigation, forecasting and early warning, health and safety, policy and governance, mediation and regional collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to share expertise and good practices in combating SDS. From 13:00 to 15:00 CEST. Registration link: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfumhqjIqHNA6d6fXC1HPuWumnRwXNjEv#/registration

International Day on Combating Sand and Dust Storms: Webinar
12 يوليو 2024
United for Earth: Collaborative strategies against drought

When: الثلاثاء, 18 يونيو 2024

Where: Online, please register here

To mark this year's Desertification and Drought Day, UNCCD,  EOTEC DevNet and GWP are organizing a webinar focused on showcasing collaborative approaches to tackling drought challenges and enhancing resilience in drought-affected regions. Join us at 13:00 UCT | 15:00 CEST via Zoom. Discussions will center on gender-specific challenges, inclusion strategies and cutting-edge tools such as Earth Observation technologies to meet the need for tailor-made approaches in drought response. The webinar, designed for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in environmental science, disaster risk management and sustainable development, will also serve as an invitation to join two global communities of practice that have been recently launched in the space of drought management: UNCCD Community of Learning and Practice - a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange network for professionals engaged in enhancing drought policy, planning, and management processes EOTEC DevNet Thematic Working Group on Drought - a community striving to enhance the accessibility and application of earth observation for drought management. Speakers: Milcah Ndegwa, UNCCD Associate Programme Officer   Daniel Tsegai, UNCCD Drought Programme Officer  Aarti Holla-Maini, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)  Karen Elizabeth Bernard, UNCCD Gender Policy Officer  Lorena Aguilar Revelo, Executive Director of the Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls Richard R. Heim Jr., Meteorologist, NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information   Sabina Bokal, Senior Programme Manager GWP Central and Eastern Europe 

United for Earth: Collaborative strategies against drought
18 يونيو 2024
Desertification and Drought Day 2024: Global observance

When: الاثنين, 17 يونيو 2024

Where: Bonn

The global observance of the Desertification and Drought Day 2024 was hosted by the Government of Germany on 17 June at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.  The event also marked the 30th anniversary of UNCCD, bringing together leaders, youth and prominent personalities from the fields of politics, academia, civil society, the private sector and entertainment to showcase a strong ambition to be united for land, ahead of the largest-ever UN conference on land and drought – UNCCD COP 16 – that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2024.  The global theme of this years' Desertification and Drought Day United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future. emphasizes the transformative power of sustainable land management to address today’s global challenges and create a blueprint to a better future on land for all generations. The theme is a clarion call to a recharged global action on land restoration and drought resilience.  

Desertification and Drought Day 2024: Global observance
17 يونيو 2024