Program 6.1. Support a platform of climate change and desertification in Africa

Strategic Objective 2 (Outcome 2): To strengthen research-related capacity for agricultural productivity and climate change adaptation for enhanced resilience of rural livelihoods in Semi-Arid Zones of Africa
Output 6: Operationalization of a platform of climate change and desertification and strengthening implementation of the UNCCD process in Africa facilitated.

Program content

  • promote exchange of experience and knowledge on climate change and desertification through, for instance, organizing lessons learning meetings on SAZs;
  • strengthen the capacity of UNCCD’s African Science and Technology Correspondents through, among others, technical trainings, organisations of science-policy interface fora etc;
  • promote networking among the Centres of Excellence working in the area of desertification;
  • Support multi-stakeholder desertification-related innovation platforms to promote and scale-up the adoption of innovations that increase productivity.