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Drought Risk Management. Practitioner's perspectives from Africa and Asia

Drought Risk Management. Practitioner's perspectives from Africa and Asia
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). January 2012
  • This report reviews the current institutional and programmatic landscape in the realm of drought risk management (DRM) in Africa and Asia, and maps out some of the main DRM capacity gaps and gap-filling opportunities. It highlights the priority areas to which the inter-regional south-south cooperation could add values, based upon the interviews with key individuals in both continents, an online survey of some 400 people working in drought related fields and the First Africa-Asia Drought Adaptation Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2011. Chapter 2 considers and compares the impacts drought is having in Africa and Asia, why this is happening (the root causes) and how this is likely to change over the next 10 to 20 years. It also considers what is impeding the reduction in risk. Chapter 3 goes on to explain how various approaches being deployed in the regions are addressing this situation and the effect that this is having. The stocktaking also explains what good practice DRM is considered to be and what aspects are replicable. Chapter 4 concludes the report by considering how good practices may actually help fill the identified gaps and areas of greatest concern.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Risk management
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, National administrations, Practitioners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Good practices, Survey results
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Published in 2015