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All publications and documents

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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
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
Differentiated impacts of desertification, land degradation and drought on women and men

The study  titled “Differentiated Impacts of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought on Women and Men” released this week at  COP15  has revealed that women are twice more affected by drought, land degradation, and deforestation. Drought and land degradation tend to increase the burden of unpaid care and domestic work shouldered by women and girls, which has also been further…

Differentiated impacts of desertification, land degradation and drought on women and men