First African Drought Adaptation Forum
The African Drought Risk and Development Network's first Drought Adaptation Forum took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 31 January - 02 February, 2005, to identify and discuss the roles different parties could play to promote the general message of drought risk reduction/management as applied to climate risk in Africa. It brought together a multi-disciplinary group of participants from within as well as outside Africa. They included experts and practitioners working on drought, food security and crisis issues, development agencies and donor partners.
- Workshop Summary
- Discussion Paper
- A Short History of Drought Risk Networking by Mohamed Abchir, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
- Building on Experience: Conclusions of the UNESCO Stakeholder Workshop on Integrated Drought Management for Africa by Leonard Unganai, Deputy Director, Department of Meteorological Services, Zinbabwe
Panel One: Overview - Drought and Development Policy in Africa
- 1.1. Scenarios of Climate Change and Implications for Food Security and Development in Africa by Richard Odingo, Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change Team Leader, on behalf of Inter Agency Standing Committee, New York
- 1.2. Drought Risk and Policy Processes in the US and Australia: Lessons for Africa by Don Wilhite, Director, US National Drought Mitigation Centre
Panel Two: Context - Climate Risk, Vulnerability and Development
- 2.1. Drought Risk, Food Policy and theMillennium Development Goals by Philip Dobie, Director, UNDP-DDC
- 2.2. Drought and Development: Africa in the Global Picture by Ken Westgate, UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention Recovery
Panel Three: Drought in Africa - What do we know/what have we learned?
- 3.1. The Greater Horn: Climate Variability, Early Warning and Food Security by Laban Ogallo, Director, Climate Prediction & Applications Centre, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
- 3.2. Southern Africa: HIV-AIDS and Crisis in the Context of Food Insecurity by Lemma Merid, HIV-Unit, Regional Service Centre, UNDP South Africa
- 3.3. How has the Sahel Managed to Escape Widespread Food Insecurity in Spite of Droughts? by Amadou Konate, Executive Secretariat, Major Programme on Food Security, Comité permanent inter-Etats de lutte contre la sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)
- 3.4. Drought Disaster in Semi-arid Belt of Africa by Maxx Dilley and Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Presentation of Discussion Paper
Panel Four: What Should We Be Integrating?
- 4.1. What should we be integrating?: Findings of the International Hydrological Programme Inter national Conference on Integrated Drought Management for Africa by Eberhard Braune, Manager, Information Programmes Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
- 4.2. Drylands, Productivity & Trade by Albert Mwangi, UNDP-DDC / EC Drylands Market Access Program Manager
- 4.3. Drought and Resource Conflict as a Development Agenda by Peter Gathuru, Natural Resource and Conflict Advisor, African Union-IBAR
Panel Five: How do we Work with Stakeholders to Integrate Drought Risk into Development Policy?
- 5.1. Integration, Planning and Drought: How it looks from a Government Perspective by Judith Malambo, Emergency Management Unit, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Namibia
- 5.2. Working with Policy Makers by Adolfo Mascarenhas, LINKS
- 5.3. Mainstreaming Drylands Vulnerability into National Policy Processes: The Experience of the UNDP Integrated Drylands Development Programme by Verity Nyagah, UNDP-DDC
- 5.4. Country Experience: Drought in Kenya, the ASAL policy process and National Development by Abdirahmam M. Abass, Support to Local Development Coordinator, Arid Lands Resource Management Project, Office of the President, Kenya
- 5.5. Country Experience: Drought in Kenya, the ASAL policy process: Negotiating the Government - Development Partner Relationship by Louise Sorensen, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Officer, UNDP Kenya
Panel Six:Integrating household-level risk into national policy
- 6.1. Maintaining Production and Resilience of Pastoral Herds in the Face of a Policy of SubDivision by David Western, Director, African Conservation Centre (and Former Director, Kenya Wildlife Service)
- 6.2. Can Civil Society Influence Policy Making for Vulnerability Reduction? by Isabella Masinde, Team Leader, Reducing Vulnerability, Intermediate Technology Development Group
Panel Seven: Integrating Relief and Development: The Eternal Divide?
- 7.1. Integrating Relief and Development in Northern Kenya by Roger Pearson, Senior Programme Office, UNICEF Kenya
- 7.2. Urgency and Development in Southern Africa by Graham Farmer, FAO Regional Emergency Coordinator, Southern Africa
- 7.3. The International Red Cross Experience Integrating Relief and Development by Bile Iman Gure, Senior Disaster Preparedness Officer, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Panel Eight: Must Africa be Hostage to Climate Shocks? - First Steps Towards a Better Future
- 8.1. Constructing Risk; Social Adaptive Capacity and Water Scarcity in Southern Africa by Anthony Turton, Director, African Water Issues Research Unit
- 8.2. New Directions in International Development: Integrating the Drylands Agenda by Philip Dobie, Director, UNDP-DDC
- 8.3. Coalition Building for Influencing Policy on Drought Risk and Food Security by Sam Nyambi, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre, Johanesburg, South Africa
Group Discussion on way forward: How can we promote a proactive and integrated approach to drought risk management as a central development issue for chronically drought-affected countries in Africa?