drought preparedness Current Affairs - 2020
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At the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida a Drought Toolbox was launched on the 10th day of conference (on 11 September 2019) which was dedicated to the theme of Drought. India is hosting the ongoing UNCCD COP14 that started from 2 September and will culminate on 13 September 2019.
About Drought Toolbox
It is a one-stop shop for all actions on drought.
It is a kind of knowledge bank that may be used by vulnerable countries, such as India, to reduce drought risk and be better prepared and effectively respond to it.
It is a web page that provides involved stakeholders easy access to case studies and other resources to support action on drought preparedness with aim to boost resilience of people and ecosystems to drought.
It contains tools that strengthen ability of vulnerable countries and enable communities to anticipate and prepare for drought effectively, mitigate their impacts and find land management tools that help them to build resilience to drought.
It will help countries in framing/fine-tuning their respective national drought policies in due course based on monitoring, forecast, and early warning.
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