Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
The Nairobi-based Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) is one of UNDP’s six Global Policy Centres. Building on the work of the former Drylands Development Centre (DDC), GC-RED is responsible for advancing global thinking and knowledge sharing on inclusive and sustainable development in drylands and other fragile ecosystems. It works to explore solutions in two major areas:
- Sustainable management of renewable natural capital for optimal livelihoods support and jobs creation, with a particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable communities; and
- Social and ecological resilience in drylands and other fragile ecosystems.
We combine critical policy analysis and institutional capacity building with concrete programmatic interventions on the ground. More >
What we do
BES-Net is a capacity building "network of networks that promotes dialogue on biodiversity and ecosystem management among science, policy and practice. more
Read the GC-RED colleague's recent blog article toUNDP Africa, highlighting the contribution of the Centre's fragship resilience measurement tool, CoBRA, to make resilience building works more community-driven and evidence-based. More >
The 2016 WDCD, to be observed on 17 June, advocates for the importance of inclusive cooperation to restore and rehabilitate degraded land and contribute towards achieving the overall Sustainable Development Goals. More >
GC-RED's recent technical support to Kenya on the development of results-based M&E system is highlighted in the third edition of the IDDRSI Resilience Focus magazine. More >
This brochure provides an overview of GC-RED, including the centre's thematic and operational frameworks.
This document outlines the UNDP’s support to countries on sustainable land management and rehabilitation.
Consisting of three thematic study papers and one synthesis report, this publication explores the issues of gender justice with respect to dryland land rights, governance and resilience.