Event

High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy: Towards More Drought Resilient Societies

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in collaboration with a number of UN agencies, international and regional organizations and key national agencies, are organizing the High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP) in Geneva, Switzerland, in March 2013. HMNDP will provide practical insight into useful, science-based actions to address the key drought issues being considered by governments and the private sector under the UNCCD and the various strategies to cope with drought. HMNDP will start with a half-day opening plenary, with a major keynote address, followed by three days of scientific segment, and a High Level segment for ministers.  

dates: 11-15 March 2013   venue: International Conference Centre (CICG)   location: Geneva, Switzerland   contact: M.V.K. Sivakumar, WMO   phone: +41 22 730 8380   fax: +41 22 730 80 42   e-mail: msivakumar@wmo.int   www: http://www.hmndp.org/