Sustainable Land Management

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Agency Collaboration for UNCCD: Current Situation and Lessons Learned

This joint publication of the Facilitation Committee of the Global Mechanism for the UNCCD CoP-6, (25 Aug - 5 Sept 2003, Havana, Cuba), presents short briefs by Committee members highlighting their commitment to CCD process and its implementation. It provides some lessons learnt from collaborationmore

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Challenge Paper: Land Tenure Reform and the Drylands

The paper focuses on the need to rethink conventional wisdom on land tenure approaches and asks how we can best respond to the land tenure problems. It provides a comparative overview of land tenure systems in the drylands, identifies challenges and trends in land tenure reform projects, and offersmore

Challenge Paper: Pastoralism and Mobility in the Drylands

The paper notes that pastoralists have been ill-served by development policies due to myths and misunderstandings of pastoralism, which distort policy-making about pastoral livelihood systems. The paper outlines new policies to address the marginalization of pastoralists from mainstream society. more

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Challenge Paper: Poverty and the Drylands

As part of UNDP's Global Development Imperative Challenge Paper Series, this publication challenges the current wisdom on the distribution and condition of drylands populations and offers more realistic scenarios that decision-makers can take seriously. The paper sets out this challenge andmore

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Climate Change in the African Drylands

This report highlights the climate change mitigation potential of the African drylands, and lays out various paths towards adaptation which should be supported to reduce the vulnerability of dryland populations, and increase their food security. more

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Collaboration for Pro-Poor Land Governance – United Nations and CSOs

The document aims to help UN country teams, as well as other UN staff, intergovernmental organizations and CSOs to: Understand the issue of land governance, why it matters and why civil society needs to be involved; Understand why UN agencies need to work with CSOs to promote pro-poor landmore

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Decentralized Governance of Natural Resources

The publication focuses on lessons learned about risks, constraints and opportunities in the decentralization process, and on the best approaches and practices from the various countries and regions. It also looks at capacity needs for effective decentralization and experiences gained in fiscalmore

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

This publication is one of the main outputs from our activities of the Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network. Drought is not a new phenomenon: a large part of Africa and Asia  have been facing increased climate variability and extreme events. The terms such as riskmore

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Dryland Opportunities: A new paradigm for people, ecosystems and development

The Challenge Paper builds on the understanding about climate dynamics in drylands and the role of uncertainty, risk and resilience. It situates this debate in the context of rapid global change - of climate, economy and geopolitics. It emphasizes adaptive potentials, the value of dryland ecosystemmore

Dryland futures: East and Southern Africa-Three critical factors

The publication looks to the prospect for the East and Southern African drylands in the context of recent history and the changes that have occurred in the realms of policy, economic and social conditions and the environment. It further points out three of the biggest challenges facing East andmore