Join Our Upcoming Webinar: United for Earth – Collaborative Strategies Against Drought

Date: 18 June 2024
Time: 13:00 UTC | 15:00 CEST
Registration: Zoom Registration Link

Event Overview

In recognition of Desertification and Drought Day, EOTEC DevNet is proud to co-host, in collaboration with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP), a webinar titled “United for Earth: Collaborative Strategies Against Drought.” This virtual event aims to highlight and explore effective collaborative approaches that address the challenges of drought and land degradation, thereby significantly enhancing resilience in vulnerable regions.

Why You Should Attend

  • Expert-Led Discussions: Engage with leading experts as they delve into critical issues surrounding drought management and discuss collaborative, innovative solutions.
  • Inclusive Approaches: Learn about the integration of gender-specific challenges and the crucial role of diversity in formulating effective drought response strategies.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and leaders from two newly launched global communities focused on drought management—the UNCCD’s Community of Learning and Practice and EOTEC DevNet’s Thematic Working Group on Drought.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is targeted for an audience of policymakers, researchers, and practitioners working in the fields of environmental science, disaster risk management, and sustainable development. Participants will gain valuable insights into leveraging collaborative tools and Earth Observation technologies to foster a more sustainable and resilient future.


Time (UTC) | Segment | Moderator/Speaker

13:00-13:05 | Welcome | Ms. Milcah Ndegwa, UNCCD Associate Programme Officer
13:05-13:15 | Policy-related keynote | Mr. Daniel Tsegai, Programme Officer, Leader of UNCCD Drought Programme
13:15-13:25 | Earth observation-related keynote | Ms. Aarti Holla-Maini, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
13:25-13:40 | Gender differentiated impacts and women-led solutions for drought resilience | Ms. Lorena Aguilar, Executive Director of the Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls, at Binghamton University, and Ms. Karen Elizabeth Bernard, Gender Policy Officer, UNCCD
13:40-13:55 | The Utilization of EO-Based Global Drought Indicators for Drought Monitoring in the Global Drought Information System (GDIS) and Its Global Drought Narrative | Mr. Richard R. Heim Jr., Meteorologist, NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information
13:55-14:10 | Response to drought through collaboration and innovation – Integrated Drought Management Programme in CEE | Ms. Sabina Bokal, Senior Programme Manager GWP Central and Eastern Europe
14:10-14:25 | Discussion and Q&A session| Mr. Daniel Tsegai

About EOTEC DevNet

EOTEC DevNet is dedicated to enhancing Earth Observation training, education, and capacity development. Through initiatives like this webinar, we aim to empower professionals and communities worldwide to better manage environmental challenges.

Register Today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to a global conversation on building drought resilience. Secure your spot now by registering here.

We look forward to welcoming you to this important event as we unite for Earth and collaborate towards a more resilient future.

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