The Advisory Committee (AC) and the Management Committee (MC) constitute the governance structure of the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP). They meet back-to-back at least once a year. Members of the AC/MC are representatives of WMO, GWP, the Support Base Partners and the Financial Partners.

According to the Operational Guidelines of the IDMP, the Advisory Committee has the task of making recommendations to the Management Committee about the development and implementation of the programme. In particular, it reviews the activities carried on by the Technical Support Unit (TSU) and assesses its proposals for the following year. In so doing, it provides indications about the latest scientific and technical advances in drought-related issues.

Following the suggestions formulated by the AC, the Management Committee examines the progress of work, monitors the implementation of the programme and decides on the budget plan for the successive financial period.

Below you can find the main recommendations as well as the complete reports from the AC/MC and related meetings.


Expert Group Meeting – Benefits of Action/Cost of Inaction for Drought Preparedness, 16 September, Geneva, Switzerland

Main recommendations:

The group recommended to develop the draft literature review prepared for the meeting into an IDMP Working Paper on the subject. It also identified the value of producing a handbook on performance metrics for impact studies based on existing approaches in different sectors that address specifically the socio-economic manifestations of drought. An extended workshop was proposed in order to respond to the knowledge gaps identified in the literature review and by the Expert Group Meeting .

Download the IDMP Expert Group Meeting Report.


AC/MC meetings 2016, 14-15 September, Geneva, Switzerland

Main recommendations:

Download the AC/MC 2016 Meeting Report, Annexes and Presentations.


IMG_20150909_091422AC/MC meetings 2015, 9-10 September, Geneva, Switzerland

Main recommendations:

Download the AC/MC 2015 Meeting Report, Annexes and Presentations.


AC/MC meetings 2014, 9-10 September, Geneva, Switzerland

Main recommendations:

Download the AC/MC 2014 Report and Annex III.


First  AC/MC meetings, 14-15 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Main recommendations:

Download the AC/MC 2013 Report.


Informal_meeting_Stockholm2013Informal Consultation, 4 September 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

Main recommendations:

Download the Summary of the Informal Consultation.


P1070808GWP/WMO Preparatory Meeting, 6-7 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Main recommendations:

Download the Report of the Preparatory Meeting.