[SDI-Africa] Africa and China step up cooperation on drought risk
gojwang at rcmrd.org
Sat Oct 8 05:49:35 EDT 2011
Africa and China step up cooperation on drought risk
>From 24 to 26 September 2011 over 40 officials from China, African countries
and the United Nations took part in a three-day “Sino-African High-Level
Seminar on Drought Risk Reduction” which is calling for drought risk
reduction to be on the agenda of the next year’s Sino-African Summit for
Development Cooperation. Delegates at the seminar also included heads of
national meteorological services, disaster managers, national DRR (disaster
risk reduction) coordinators and academics and scientists from China and 11
African countries, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger,
Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Participants shared knowledge and scientific approaches, practical methods
in drought monitoring, early warning and management of agricultural drought.
For further information contact: Shirish Ravan at shirish.ravan at unoosa.org.
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