Desertification & Drought Day Webinar "United for Earth: Collaborative Strategies Against Drought"

17 June is the UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, also called Desertification and Drought Day (DDD). To mark the day, UNCCD, EOTEC DevNet, and GWP are co-organising a webinar on 18 June focused on showcasing collaborative approaches to tackling drought challenges. This webinar entitled, "United for Earth: Collaborative Strategies Against Drought” represents a crucial step in our collective efforts to combat land degradation and enhance resilience in drought-affected regions.

📅 18 June 2024
🕙 13:00 UCT | 15:00 CEST
📍 Online 
🖥️ Zoom link

Through engaging discussions and expert insights, we will shed light on drought issues and collaborative solutions, including gender-specific challenges and inclusion strategies, emphasising the importance of diversity in our response efforts. This event will also serve as an invitation to join two global communities of practice that have been recently launched in the space of drought management:

By the end of the webinar, participants will have a deeper understanding of drought challenges and collaborative tools and Earth Observation technologies for sustainable development. This webinar is designed for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in environmental science, disaster risk management, and sustainable development.


Join us as we unite for Earth and collaborate for a more resilient future!



Milcah Ndegwa, UNCCD Associate Programme Officer  

Daniel Tsegai, Programme Officer, leader of UNCCD drought programme 

Ms. Aarti Holla-Maini, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 

Ms. Karen Elizabeth Bernard, Gender Policy Officer, UNCCD 

Mr. Richard R. Heim Jr., Meteorologist, NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information  

Ms. Sabina Bokal, Senior Programme Manager GWP Central and Eastern Europe