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Drought Planning

Drought is considered as one of the most far-reaching disasters, causing short and long-term economic and social losses to millions of people.

According to the High-Level Panel on Water (2018), about 40 percent of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity, with as many as 700 million people at risk of being displaced as a result by 2030.

Against this backdrop, the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) requested the secretariat and appropriate UNCCD institutions and bodies, including the Science-Policy Interface, within their respective mandate to (a) Implement a drought initiative for the biennium 2018−2019 which proposes action on  drought preparedness systems, regional efforts to reduce drought vulnerability and risk, and a toolbox to boost the resilience of people and ecosystems to drought  (Decision 29/COP13).

Drought Planning

In the framework of the initiative, the Global Mechanism and the UNCCD secretariat have been supporting countries in designing national drought plans. To date, more than 70 countries are engaged in the process of designing national-level plans of action. With the permission of the governments who have successfully completed the exercise, 26 validated national drought plans are now available in order to showcase best practices and promote learning among countries.

Algeria
Benin
Burundi
Cambodia
Colombia
Cote d’Ivoire
Dominican Republic
Eswatini
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Liberia
Mali
Republic of Moldova
Nigeria
Paraguay
Philippines
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Togo
Ukraine

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Conceptual Framework of Drought Management Plan in Ukraine” (CFDMP) was officially received by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine (MEPNR ) from  the Institute of Water Problems and Reclamation of Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences (IWPR) as a leading organization

Zambia
Zimbabwe