Drynet Side Event Presentations


At UNCCD COP 12 in October 2015 Drynet hosted a side event entitled Climate Change Adaptation in Drylands: Actions from the Drynet,

The side event focused on sustainable land management and climate change adaptation initiatives from various communities. The side event, through presentations, displayed examples of local land users contributing to the resilience of local communities and SLM of natural resources.

The speakers at the side event were:

  • Nahid Naghizadeh, CENESTA Iran
  • Cem İskender Aydın, TEMA Turkey
  • Noel Oettle, EMG South Africa
  • Tanveer Arif, SCOPE Pakistan
  • Patrice Burger, CARI France

To view the presentation of each speaker, please follow the links below.

Nahid Naghizadeh, CENESTA Iran:

Coping with Climate Change and Droughts: How the Abolhassani Tribal Confederacy reinvented their system of natural resource management within their Customary Territory.

Cem İskender Aydın, TEMA, Turkey:

Soil- climate change relationships and TEMA’s work on enhancing soils carbon holding capacity.

Noel Oettlé, EMG, South Africa:

Participatory adaptation by small-scale rooibos tea farmers in the arid west of South Africa.

Tanveer Areef, SCOPE, Pakistan:

Building climate change resilience among the dryland communities in Tharparkar Pakistan.

Patrice Burger, CARI, France:

Stand for your lands, now! Lessons learned from the Desertif’Actions 2015 CSO forum in Montpellier, and their relevance for adaptation to climate change.


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