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Drought Risk Management: Practitioner’s Perspectives from Africa and Asia

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https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/environment-energy/sustainable_land_management/drought-risk-management-from-africa-and-asia.html
Publication date
16/01/2012
Number of Pages
35
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Guidelines & Learning resources
Focus Region:
Asia and the Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Climate / Weather / Environment
Type of Risk:
Natural disasters
Weather & Climate related
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk reduction/mitigation
Commodity:
Crops
Livestock
Source
https://www.zaragoza.es/contenidos/medioambiente/onu/826-eng.pdf
Author
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Organization
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Africa‚ÄďAsia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Project seeks to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and technical cooperation among drought-prone countries in Africa and Asia and thus to promote best practices in drought risk management (DRM) for development in the two regions. In order to establish a baseline to guide this activity, the United Nations Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP DDC) undertook a stocktaking exercise between March and June 2011 on drought impacts, causes, trends and solutions in Africa and Asia.

This report, based upon the indings of the stocktaking exercise, goes beyond presenting a sense of the similarities and diferences among drought experiences in Africa and Asia, by painting a more detailed picture. This was made possible through consultations with key individuals in both continents, an online survey of some 400 people working in droughtrelated ields (collectively ofering about 3,000 years of experience), the First Africa-Asia Drought Adaptation Forum and literature review.