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
In line with the SDG Target 15.3 to achieve a land degradation-neutral world, GC-RED is currently supporting the organization of a series of regional inception workshops to launch the LDN target setting process for Africa in May 2016 in Konya, the Commonwealth of Independent States in June 2016 in Batumi, and Asia and the Pacific in July 2016 in Bangkok. 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.