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
GC-RED and the UNDP Human Development Report (DHR) Office co-organized a one day stakeholder consultation session on 16 June 2016 to solicit experts' inputs on HDR2016 paricularly from sustainability perspecitve. The Centre also supported in holding two public lectures on human development on 17 June 2016 in Nairobi. More >
The global observance event for 2016 WDCD was held on 17 June in Beijing, China. At the High-Level Round Table, Ms. Agi Veres, Acting Resident Representative and Country Director in China, presented UNDP’s perspective on land degradation neutrality (LDN) and its ongoing support in LDN target setting. More >
As part of the open, transparent and collaborative process in the development of IPBES assessment reports, the external First Order Draft review by experts of the IPBES thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and of the four regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services will run until 11 July 2016 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.