Capacity Building

Online Course on Integrated Drought Management: Monitoring and Early Warning 

The course has been developed by the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) in collaboration with several IDM. It presents the definitions, life cycle and common impacts of drought, introduces the three pillars of integrated drought management, before focusing in more detail on monitoring and early warning. 

The course was developed in English and French

Manual on Drought Risk Reduction and Management

This manual is an updated version of the original UNDP CapNet manual on Drought Risk Reduction. It features and introduction into the drought concept and the proactive approach to its management in line with major international agendas (Paris Agreement, SDGs, Sendai Framework). 

The three pillars of integrated drought management (Monitoring and Early Warning; Vulnerability and Impact Assessment; Risk Mitigation, Preparedness and Response) are discussed in the following chapters. The manual concludes with a chapter on the policy process to formulate proactive drought policies.

The manual is available in English and French

Online course on Integrated Drought Management in West Africa

This online course was developed in 2022 by the IDMP in collaboration with UNEP-DHI Centre and UNDP CapNet for the Volta Flood and Drought Management Project in West Africa. It is composed of four modules introducing drought and proactive drought management, as well as approaches for monitoring and early warning.

The course was developed in English and French and is based on the Drought Risk Reduction in Integrated Water Resources Management Manual 


Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies

A series of workshops was carried out in 2013-14 following the 2013 High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in cooperation with the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) are collaborating to implement a Capacity Development initiative on National Drought Management Policies (NDMP). 

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