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CNULCD calls for applications

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is launching a call for applications to identify innovative and effective women-led solutions for drought resilience and adaptation.

A reminder

Established in 1994, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the only legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The UNCCD recognizes that combating and reversing land degradation is one of the main sustainable development priorities for the majority of the Parties concerned in its 168 countries.

Call for applications

The UNCCD recognizes that droughts are the most serious natural disasters, causing short- and long-term economic and ecological losses. To reduce societal vulnerability to droughts, it is necessary to overcome the dominant structures of reactive approaches to post-hazard management and move towards proactive and risk management approaches that build resilience to drought at local, national and regional levels. Furthermore, in this context, the Convention stresses the importance of ensuring the full and equal participation of men and women at all levels in programmes and policies to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

In this context, the UNCCD would like to identify examples of the essential role played by women in sustainable land management in drought-prone areas and regions, so that their initiatives can be duly valued, expanded and replicated, and potentially attract resources to intensify such women-led actions.

A report presenting the most promising practices will be launched initially on International Rural Women’s Day, October 15, 2024. It will also be presented and discussed at a session of the UNCCD Gender Caucus at COP16, to be held in Saudi Arabia in December 2024.

How to apply?

To apply, please fill in this document: Call for applications

Case studies can be submitted in English, French or Spanish, and must be sent before April 1, 2024 to the following address: gender@unccd.int

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