Integrated Drylands Development Programme (IDDP)

IDDP  was developed by the former Drylands Development Centre in 2002 and implemented until 2017. The programme took a people-centered approach and aimed to help dryland countries meet Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG Target 15.3:  

“By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation neutral world.” 

IDDP addressed three interlinked areas of importance to drylands development:

  1. Mainstreaming drylands issues, climate change adaptation and mitigation into national policies, planning and development frameworks and contributing to the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD);
  2. Enhancing livelihoods of drylands communities through capacity building, livelihood diversification, networking and value chain development; and
  3. Improving governance and management of natural resources with emphasis on sustainable land and water management at the local level. 
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Our Stories

IDDP Support in Morroco featured as successful SLM practice

The GC-RED's IDDP support in Morocco is featured in the recent publication by the UNCCD and the World Bank, entitled "Land for Life: Create Wealth, Transform Lives" as one of the successful sustainable land management stories. The article, titled Living Oasis: The Fight against Desertification in Morocco include testimonials from the project partners and beneficiaries. more 

What do climate-resilient communities look like? Ask them

IDDP's Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA) tool assisted in solicit open and frank local views and perspectives on the key contributing factors for community and household resilience to drought in the Horn of Africa region. The tool contributed to make drought resilience building planning and programming processes in the region more participatory and evidence-based. more 

Resilience based approach to respond to Syria Crisis

IDDP provides support for the implementation of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) in countries affected by the Syria crisis. The 3RP is a consolidated regional framework aimed at addressing refugee protection needs, the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable, and the longer term socio-economic impacts of the Syria crisis on neighboring countries. more 

Towards resilient inclusive oases development in the Southern Morocco

IDDP has been supporting the Morocco Government-led “Programme Oasis Sud”, a regional framework for local development, catalyzing an enabling environment for building resilient livelihoods and ecosystems with particular focus on value chain development and women empowerment. more 

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