About the Knowledge Hub

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About the Knowledge Hub

A key objective of the UNCCD is to become a global authority on scientific and technical knowledge in the areas of desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) and to address negative effects of DLDD on productive land and relevant ecosystems.  

By launching the new Knowledge Hub, the UNCCD Secretariat aims to support knowledge-management tasks, together with the Committee on Science and Technology (CST), by providing a framework for organizing scientific and technical information and access to best practices.

By capturing, structuring and delivering information from partner archives, the Knowledge Hub will:

  1. Connect national, regional and global platforms and networks to create an access point for sharing proven best practices and scientific knowledge on DLDD. The Knowledge Hub is designed to improve connections and knowledge flow between DLDD and information-seekers.
  2. Collaboratively design and support a tool to disseminate DLDD knowledge developed by field leaders and to improve the quality of information available for users.
  3. Improve access to technical DLDD information via a customizable search navigation tool to help users achieve better search results across various research topics and information formats, including multimedia and maps.

About the UNCCD:

The UNCCD is one of the three Rio conventions initiated by The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The Convention was established in 1994, as the sole legally binding international agreement that links environmental action and development to sustainable land management through mitigating the effects of drought.

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