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Geneva 11–15 March 2013

High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP)


Lieu et date : International Conference Centre (CICG), Geneva 11–15 March 2013


WMO and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in collaboration with a number of UN agencies, international and regional organizations and key national agencies, plan to organize the HMNDP in Geneva in March 2013.


1) Proactive mitigation and planning measures, risk management, public outreach and resource stewardship as key elements of effective national drought policy.

2) Greater collaboration to enhance the national/regional/global observation networks and information delivery systems to improve public understanding of, and preparedness for, drought.

3) Incorporation of comprehensive governmental and private insurance and financial strategies into drought preparedness plans.

4) Recognition of a safety net of emergency relief based on sound stewardship of natural resources and self-help at diverse governance levels.

5) Coordination of drought programmes and response in an effective, efficient and customer-oriented manner.


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. National governments must adopt policies that engender cooperation and coordination at all levels of government in order to increase their capacity to cope with extended periods of water scarcity in the event of a drought. The ultimate goal is to create more drought resilient societies.

The HMNDP will start with a half day opening plenary (with a major keynote address) followed by three days of scientific segment and one and half days of the High Level segment for ministers.

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