UNCCDUnited Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
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Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA) unit of the UNCCD and the direct supervision of a responsible Programme Officer, the consultant will support the work of the unit on "drought and water scarcity" portfolio which will entail, among others, the following activities:
The donation is representative of Germany's ongoing commitment and support to combating desertification in Namibia-which is even more relevant with the UNCCD being head-quartered in Bonn.
Governments of all drought-prone countries need to adopt, mainstream and operationalize national drought policies, based on the principles of early warning, preparedness and risk management," said UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja.
According to UNCCD data, statistics show that living standards and literacy rates are declining in countries that experience increasing levels of aridity.
This is the first time a COP of the UNCCD will be held in the SADC Region and the event is expected to attract between 2000 to 3000 delegates including Heads of States, Ministers and other international dignitaries.
At least 2000 delegates from 195 countries of the UNCCD are expected to attend the conference.
The Minister of State reminded participants of the two-day workshop being held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, that the workshop is geared at preparing the Caribbeans UNCCD Focal Points for a Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management (PISLM) High Level meeting; the agenda of which is to be set.
At least 2000 delegates from 195 countries of the UNCCD are expected to attend the conference to address the management of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas known as drylands with the aim to maintain and restore land and soil productivity and mitigate the effects of drought.
Under the Supervision of an Assigned Programme Officer in the Science, Technology and Implementation (Sti) Unit, the Consultant Will Support the Unccd Lead Scientist and the Co-lead of the Spi Work Programme Objective 1.2 Through the Following Tasks Resulting in a Background Paper That Will Feed Into an Spi Technical Report Providing Science-based Evidence on the Potential Contribution of Ldn to Enhancing the Wellbeing, Livelihoods and the State of the Environment
-Jointly With Gm and Unccd Secretariat Staff, Participate in at Least One Initial Technical Discussion With the Respective Government and Potential Funding Entity.
14th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is being attended by 196 countries and 5000 participants and nearly 8000 representatives.
De acuerdo con un reporte de la Convencion de las Naciones Unidas de Lucha contra la Desertificacion (UNCCD, por sus siglas en ingles), la ambicion para 2030 es restaurar 100 millones de hectareas de tierra actualmente degradada y crear 10 millones de empleos verdes.