Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

9-12 March 2015

Cancún, Mexico

9-12 March 2015

Cancún, Mexico

 

Programme

Overall organization of the conference:

 

Monday 9 March

Thuesday 10 March

Wednesday 11 March

Thursday 12 March

08-09

Registration

Side-events

Side-events

Side-events

09-10

10-11

CST Opening

Session 2 keynote speech

Session 3 keynote speech

Invited keynote speeches***

11-12

Conference opening

Session 2 workshops

Session 3 workshops

Conference conclusions

12-13

Introductory keynote speech

13-14

Side-events

Side-events

Side-events

Side-events

14-15

15-16

Session 1 keynote speech

Invited keynote speeches*

Invited keynote speeches**

CST Closing

16-17

Session 1 workshops

Session 1 wrap-up

17-18

Session 2 wrap-up

Session 3 wrap-up

 

CST sessions

 

Plenary sessions

 

Parallel workshops

 

Side-events

18-19

Cocktail offered by Mexico

Side-events

Side-events

19-20

*The role of local knowledge in addressing land degradation, desertification and drought
**The synergies between the three United Nations Conventions
***Mexico special session

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Session 1: Diagnosis of constraints

How can key vulnerabilities of ecosystems and populations with regard to climate change in the various situations in the world be identified? How can they be characterized? 
  • Workshop 1.1: Climate change
  • Workshop 1.2: Environmental and ecological set up
  • Workshop 1.3: Food security, agriculture, pastoralism
  • Workshop 1.4: Socio-economics
  • Workshop 1.5: Integrated methodology and policy making
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Session 2: Responses

How can adaptive capacities be developed or maximized at short, medium and long term? What are the major contributions from traditional and local practices and scientific research? How are they related to specific settings? How can they be generalized so that they can be adapted and applied to broader settings? What are the obstacles to more widespread use?
  • Workshop 2.1: Crops, livestock, genetics and seed systems
  • Workshop 2.2: Agro-ecosystems
  • Workshop 2.3: Soil and water issues
  • Workshop 2.4: Knowledge and knowledge transfer
  • Workshop 2.5: Desertification, land degradation and restoration
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Session 3: Monitoring and assessment

How can we best measure the performance of actions to combat land degradation and desertification? How can we cost-effectively evaluate the efficiency of drought-mitigation strategies? 
  • Workshop 3.1: Indicators
  • Workshop 3.2: Remote-sensing and mapping
  • Workshop 3.3: Drought, water, hydrology
  • Workshop 3.4: Sustainable land management / Land degradation neutrality
  • Workshop 3.5: Processes of degradation
 See the contributions from the participants