The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG)
The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) is a network for capacity building through exchange of practical experience and appropriate knowledge on food security in the drylands of Africa. The DCG networks in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan consist of NGOs as well as research institutions and governmental structures. DCG Norway administers funds from Norad to research projects and from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to information and policy work linked to the UNCCD and dryland challenges.
The overall goal of DCG is to contribute to improved food security for vulnerable households and communities in the drylands of Africa. DCG intends to reach this goal by addressing core challenges related to the increased pressure on natural resources which leads to food insecurity in the drylands. We focus on enhancing the capacity of member organisations, networks and other stakeholders to address these challenges, and through this contribute to strengthening access to natural resources for vulnerable households and communities.