The aims of GNDRI are to
  • provide mechanisms and tools for the exchange of information by and among the participating institutions
  • plan and carry out institutional training, teaching, and student and faculty exchange for promoting dryland research
  • provide scientific information and advice to policy makers in multilateral, global forums for dryland research advocacy, such as the UNCCD, and
  • cooperate in the above activities and exchange information with professional networks of individuals working in areas of dryland science and policy advice.