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									              DRYNET
 Strengthening civil society networks to
address dryland degradation and poverty
    issues in the context of strategic
development frameworks and the UNCCD
                           WHAT ?
A 3-year networking and capacity building initiative taken by 14
NGOs working in 17 countries on issues related to drylands, land
degradation and CSO participation in policy development
Based on previous work (eniD, RIOD) and shared views and concerns



             WHO TOOK THIS INITIATIVE ?

 Both ENDS Netherlands, CAREC Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan
 /Tajikistan/Turkmenistan, CARI France, CENESTA Iran, EMG South
 Africa, ENDA TM Senegal/Madagascar/Morocco, Instituto
 Sertão/ASA network Brazil, LPP Germany, LPPS India, OLCA Chile,
 PROBIOMA Bolivia, TENMIYA Mauritania, SCOPE Pakistan, TEMA
 Turkey
              SHARED VIEWS AND CONCERNS

• Policy frameworks that should ensure political and budgetary attention for
drylands have had little effect so far, and should therefore be integrated into
general development processes and aid agreements

• Majority of dryland CSOs are strong in approaches and strategies to combat land
degradation locally, but weak in linking their successes to wider political
context/players

• CSOs - and many times the administrations as well - are not aware of, and are not
able to utilise the interconnection between development cooperation frameworks.

• Limited access to info for CSOs on best practices, results from science – local
successes that could inspire others stay local instead of being spread and used to
design innovative or replicate successful projects.

• Limited CSO capacity in project development and management techniques to
transfer ideas into feasible and bankable projects

• In most dryland areas in Africa, CSOs working on sustainability and poverty
reduction are not working together, are not organised to have a larger impact
together towards policy makers and donors (through alliances and such)‫‏‬
                               BACKGROUND
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION
AND DROUGHT (UNCCD)
- ENID Initiative to enhance CSOs participation in the UNCCD process and develop
a northern and southern NGOs coalition for consideration of desertification and
drought problems at the international level


PARIS DECLARATION ON AID EFFECTIVENESS
- Integration of the environmental dimension in development processes in
particular on issues related to the UNCCD and other strategic development policy
frameworks (MDGs, country strategy papers) including trade related issues.

17 PARTNERS
SOUTH: ENDA, TENMIYA, EMG, CENESTA, CAREC, TEMA, LPPS, SCOPE, PROBIOMA, OLCA,
INSTUT SERTAO
EUROPE: BOTH ENDS, LPP, CARI

20 COUNTRIES
Senegal, Morocco, Madagascar, Mauritania, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, India, Pakistan,
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kirghizstan, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile,
Netherlands, France, Germany

LANGUAGES : English, French, Spanish, Arabic etc.
                 PROJECT ACTIVITIES

- Building and expanding the network


- Reviewing, analysing and facilitating NGO/CBO participation


- Building capacity for participation and project development


- Knowledge & science, technology and institutions – identifying
best practices and innovations


- Communication in and beyond the network
                   Poverty Reduction & Adaptation
                             to Drought



        • CCD Actions                          •NGOs
        • Way of satisfying basic              •CBOs
        needs                                  • Communities
        • Sustainable livelihoods              • etc.




                                                         Cap. Building
                                                         Information Exc.,
      Local Dev. Plan


Development framework
       Including                                                             Other
 Adaptation to Drought              STATE                                    initiatives

Combat against Desertif.
                   Drynet Platform (global level)




Tools
Internet
Intranet
Discussion forum
Newsletter
Skype etc.
                             ACTIONS

- CSOs and donors mapping in countries concerned
- Increase Public Awareness
- Analysis of CSOs participation in UNCCD process
- Establishment of coordination mechanisms for CSOs
- Documentation and dissemination of best practices
                - agroforestry
                - soil and water conservation
                - Desertification adaptation
                - rural and pastoral livelihoods
                - Environmental education
                - reforestation
                - food security
                - Biodiversity conservation, etc.

- Capacity building of CSOs for there effective participation in
the combat against desertification
- Advocacy and lobbying
                    KNOWLEDGE SHARING
ADAPTED TOOLS FOR BENEFICIARIES AND OTHER USERS NEEDS

- Networking


- Publication of newsletters in various languages


- Radio programs


- Position papers on ‘hot topics’


- workshops, Side events


- Development and maintenance of Web site:
www. dry-net.org
                      LESSONS LEARNED
- Weakness   of capitalization to make available the experiences

- Difficulty to harmonize initiatives on CCD between various
actors at national and local levels

- Lack of indicators which can be used to measure the progress
carried out within the framework of adaptation to drought and
the combat against desertification

- Difficulty of articulating in a concrete way different strategies
(desertification, drought, climate, PRSP, etc.)

-Actions undertaken to adapt to drought and combat
desertification match urgent actions of adaptation to climate
change which aim to improve management of water resources,
forest, food security of affected countries

- Need to facilitate the access of knowledge to local decision-
makers for a better mainstreaming of drought and land
degradation issue in the local development plans
                     RECOMMENDATIONS

- Enhance communication and capitalization of the best practices
to pass on the knowledge and existing methods

- Improve visibility of CSOs activities on CCD

- Put in place frameworks of dialogue and information exchange
decentralized at local level

- Federate more an important number of actors, including the
local populations, to reinforce cooperation and harmonization of
interventions

- Strengthen partnership with institutions working in the fields of
drought and widen Drynet activities in other affected countries

- Put information at States disposal for a better consideration of
NGO/CBOs actions in the UNCCD national reports
  THANK YOU!

www.dry-net.org

								
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