The Arab States Drought Risk Dialogue

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Launch card for the Arab States dialogue on GAR SRD 2021
Event language(s)
  • Arabic

‘Managing drought risk in a changing climate - The GAR Special Report on Drought 2021’

Time: 15:30 - 16:30 Amman Time / 14:30 - 15:30 Cairo Time / 13:30 - 14:30 Tunis Time 
Date: 1 September 2021
Location: Online/Cairo 
Language: English and Arabic 

In the Arab States Region, drought risk is increasing, related to increased exposure and vulnerability through population growth, pollution, conflict and insecurity, maladaptive practices like unsustainable use of water resources and unsustainable development approaches. 

‘The Arab States Drought Risk Dialogue’ will unpack the latest findings on drought risk management from the Arab States Region, as featured in the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021. It will illustrate the challenges facing transboundary cooperation around water basins in a changing climate in the region, and the urgent need for new transboundary risk governance approaches to reduce drought risk with two case studies from the region. 

GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 Summary for Policymakers is available in English and Arabic here.

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