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
Drawing on decades of experiences and expertise, GC-RED supports programme countries in scaling up their SLM and ecosystem restoration efforts and achieving SDG 15: Life on Land. more
Getting to Zero: A Poverty, Environment and Climate Call to Action for the Sustainable Development Goals
During the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the Poverty Environment Partnership joint paper, "Getting to Zero", was launched in the presence of the Director of the Sustainable Development Cluster at UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. More >
In line with the SDG Target 15.3 to achieve a land degradation-neutral world, GC-RED supported the organization of a series of regional inception workshops to launch the LDN target setting process. In the coming months, the Centre will continually support national LDN target setting process in selected countries. More >
The Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices released as part of the ‘Integrated Drought Management Tools and Guidelines Series’, compiled by the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP). It covers some of the most commonly used drought indicators/indices that are being applied across drought-prone regions, with the goal of advancing monitoring, early warning and information delivery systems in support of risk-based drought management policies and preparedness plans. Serving as the UNDP representative to the IDMP's Management and Advisory Committee, GC-RED made technical contribution to the development of the handbook. 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.