Groupe de Travail Desertification

Groupe de Travail Desertification

Overall objective

The overall objective of the GTD is to mobilize public opinion and strengthen the concertation and action of development and international solidarity players based in France, for more effective implementation of actions to combat desertification and sustainable land management, in line with the framework of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Specific intervention area

CARI’s Desertification Working Group has been active in France since 2001. This platform, which brings together civil society organizations, local authorities, private structures and scientists, monitors France’s commitments in the fight against desertification.

Project objectives
  • Influence decision-making (national and international).
  • Support members’ actions.
  • Raise public awareness.
Key figures

More than 30 civil society organizations participated in COP15 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


3 position papers were produced and presented at COP15 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.


5 side events organized at COP15 by members of the Desertification Working Group


students were educated about environmental protection

Main activities carried out
  • Workshops for exchanging and sharing experiences.
  • Information meetings.
  • Production of educational content and documents for development and international solidarity players.
  • Raising awareness and producing educational materials for the general public on the environmental and socio-economic challenges of drylands.
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