THIRD AFRICA DRYLANDS WEEK, 8 – 12 AUGUST 2016, WINDHOEK-NAMIBIA 4 AUGUST 2016 : The Third Africa Drylands Week will be held in Windhoek from 8th to 12th August 2016. The Week aims to bring together farmers, women and youths representatives, scientists, policy and decision makers, practitioners and development specialists across circum-Saharan countries to:
Share and discuss the lessons and experiences from the previous Africa Drylands Weeks; the main development programs in building resilience to land degradation and managing the impacts of drought;
Examine the opportunities presented by the Sustainable Development Goals, the Climate Change Agreement and the Land Degradation Neutrality target of the UNCCD to promote sustainable livelihoods in the drylands.
Strengthen synergies in the implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI), TerrAfrica, SIP NEPAD and other regional flagship programme.
Building the scientific basis in support of the implementation of African Drylands initiatives.
This great opportunity of promoting sustainable development is organized by the Commission of the African Union in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, the Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), , the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Office in Addis Ababa, the Permanent Inter-State Committee on the Control of Drought in the Sahel ( CILSS), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction; the Observatory of Sahara and Sahel (OSS); the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF); the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD); and the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCC) and the Monitoring of Environment for Security in Africa (MESA) supported by African Union and the European Union.
Here the Agenda of this international meeting:
This Third Africa Drylands Week will be held back to back with the african Drought Conference being organized by the Government of the Republic of Namibia.