Global Network of Dryland Research Institutes Declaration

28 November, 2022, Sede Boqer campus, lsrael The 8th International Conference of Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, DDD was held in the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in lsrael from November 27 to December 1, 2022. The conference aimed to be a global effort towards ecosystem restoration. Currently drylands cover […]

World Leaders Launching International Drought Resilience Alliance at COP 27

World leaders will launch a new alliance to boost drought resilience on Monday, 7 November 2022, at the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference in Egypt. The Alliance is envisioned as a collaborative platform to shift drought management approaches from the current emergency response to resilience and significantly reduce communities’ vulnerability, impact and exposure to extreme drought. […]

DNI co-chair Elena Abraham appointed as Corresponding Member of the Academia Argentina de Ciencias del Ambiente

On the 27th of October 2022, Elena Abraham, the co-chair of DesertNet International, will be appointed as a Corresponding Member of the “Academia Argentina de Ciencias del Ambiente“. On this occasion, she will deliver a presentation about desertification in Argentina, titled “Desertificación en la Argentina: un problema ambiental sin resolver“. Source: https://www.conicet.gov.ar/investigadora-del-conicet-fue-nombrada-academica-correspondiente-de-la-academia-argentina-de-ciencias-del-ambiente/

UNCCD CSO panel election

Mauro Centritto, a member of DesertNet International, will be representing Western Europe in the newly elected UNCCD CSO panel. The new members of the CSO panel that will serve until COP16 are the following: Mr. Oyéoussi Charles Balogoun from Afrique Esperance (Benin) representing Africa Mr. Surya Narayana Reddy from GVS (India) representing Asia Ms. Ana […]

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World Water Day 2022

Happy World Water Day! This year’s topic is “Groundwater – Making the Invisible Visible”. In conjunction with World Water Day, the United Nations World Water Development Report has been launched (available here). The report provides decision-makers with knowledge and tools to formulate and implement sustainable water policies. It also offers best practices and in-depth analyses to stimulate ideas and […]

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UNCCD COP15

The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022.  The COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’, is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations. […]