UNDP Conducts Survey on Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management

UNDPMay 2010: The UN Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP-DDC) is conducting a survey on the Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance (AADP) Project under the framework of the Integrated Drylands Development Programme. The project aims to create an enabling environment for inter-regional knowledge sharing among drought-prone countries, while facilitating the scaling up of proven drought risk management (DRM) practices in Africa and Asia.

The project is financed by the Government of Japan and intends to provide a variety of peer learning and capacity development support to DRM practitioners, including the organization of annual forums, publication of monthly newsletters, facilitation of online forums, organization of study tours and exchange visits, as well as the publication and dissemination of DRM policy tools.

Information gathered through the survey will provide a baseline regarding the DRM landscape and identify good practices within Africa and Asia. The survey is divided into three sections and 12 questions of multiple choice answers. In the section on the impacts of drought, a question addresses the depletion of water for use in industry, such as hydropower. The third section asks if drought is dealt with as an issue related to, inter alia: climate change; disaster; food security; land degradation; local governance; or water resources. The findings will be disseminated on the UNDP-DDC website. Deadline for responses is 31 May.[UNDP AADP Survey]