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Research Meets Development: Drought Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
April 6 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm
A seven-part lecture series on interdependence of drought, food security, conflict and migration, organized by UNCCD in cooperation with scientific and development partners, will take place in Bonn between 6 April and 13 July 2017. The series will focus on the role that institutional cooperation and continued dialog between stakeholders can play in anticipating, preventing and mitigating the effects of drought on vulnerable rural populations. The event will offer a platform for the representatives of scientific institutions, development agencies, governments, NGOs and the civil society to exchange ideas and present recommendations on how to improve coordination between partners and ensure concerted global effort to minimize the effects of drought and associated risks.
Participants will discuss topics such as creating greater resilience to drought by using pro-active risk-based approaches, strengthening vulnerable communities against extreme weather events through social protection programs, developing drought-resilient crops to achieve greater agricultural outputs without increasing environmental impacts, addressing climate challenges through flexible water governance and adapting development work to the context of pastoral societies.
The event is organized in the margins of the “One World – No Hunger” Initiative by the UNCCD, the German Development Institute (DIE), the University of Bonn, German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Center of Development Research (ZEF), Deutsche Welle (DW), the Reconstruction Credit Institute (KfW) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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