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DRIMMS vol. 3: Drought risk management and mitigation strategy 2022-2032

The incidence and intensity of droughts is expected to increase in Southern Africa over the coming years. In order to mitigate these trends, the region has developed the SADC Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Strategy (DRIMMS), which is a 10-year road map to achieve region-wide drought resilience. The objective of the strategy is to enhance the capacity of the SADC countries to…

DRIMMS vol. 3: Drought risk management and mitigation strategy 2022-2032
DRIMMS vol. 1: Global review of drought policies and strategies

There are valuable lessons to be learned from drought risk management around the world for the SADC region. Nations and regional governments must improve their drought monitoring and early warning systems. A better drought plan must consider risk assessments at all levels, from the community level to the regional level, to achieve better vulnerability and risk/impact assessments at the national…

DRIMMS vol. 1: Global review of drought policies and strategies
UNCCD COP15 through the lens of drought: highlights, outcomes and the way forward

The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) took place from 9 to 20 May 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The theme of COP15 was Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity. COP15 discussed sustainable solutions for land restoration and drought resilience, with a strong focus…

UNCCD COP15 through the lens of drought: highlights, outcomes and the way forward
Multiscale approaches for the assessment and monitoring of social and ecological resilience to drought

Drought is a complex phenomenon: its causes are varied, and it has both direct and indirect impacts on food security, human well-being and ecosystem health. Episodes of drought that occur where land has become degraded can spur human migration and even civil unrest. The need to increase water security is vitally important, something achievable by addressing the links and interactions among water…

Multiscale approaches for the assessment and monitoring of social and ecological resilience to drought