Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
The Nairobi-based Global Centre focusing on Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (GC-REAL) is one of UNDP’s six Global Policy Centres. Building on the work of the former Drylands Development Centre (DDC), GC-REAL 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
GC-REAL will participate in the PEP21, which will be held in Bangladesh between 30 May and 1 June 2016, with the aim to enhance inter-engagement between PEP and UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative. More >
Read the GC-REAL 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 >
This document provides the overview of the GC-REAL and its work.
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.