Initiate the Development/review community/district based water management plans to include tributaries in Ghana
Drought and Agriculture
1. Drought Atlas and flood and drought monitoring systems including observatories
2. Developing methodology for rainwater harvesting in Africa
The UNCCD is also the custodian agency for SDG indicator 15.3.1 (“Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area”) to monitor progress towards achieving SDG target 15.3. Indicator SDG 15.3.1 has been upgraded to Tier 2 in November 2017.
Land degradation is defined as “the reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of rain fed cropland, irrigated cropland, or range, pasture, forest and woodlands resulting from a combination of pressures, including land use and management practices”. Total land area is the total surface area of a country less the area covered by inland waters, like major rivers and lakes. The indicator is expressed as a percent.
Information on the proportion of land that is degraded over total land area is going to be regularly collected and analysed by the UNCCD through its national reporting and review process beginning in 2018, and every four years thereafter.
With an ever-increasing number of people on the move, migration and its effects will be defining features of societies and environment in the 21st century. Exposing the linkages between human mobility, the environment and disasters is especially relevant in the context of the post Hyogo Framework for Action and ongoing dialogues on the global post-2015 development agenda.
Enabling and managing migrations will be key both for reducing one of the root causes of risk and for ensuring sufficient protection to especially vulnerable people in the wake of a crisis, allowing societies to fully benefit from mobility’s development potential.
Research project dealing with the emerging topic of citizen science (particulary important for SDG monitoring).
Programmes in: Ghana, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Yemen
Katosi, WfWP member: empowering women to take leading roles in creating access to and managing water and sanitation facilities. Women acquire skills and knowledge in construction work – for example tank masonry - , new technologies in WASH and good governance. Rainwater harvesting tanks and community wells are constructed for access to clean and safe water. Communities are supported with adequate sanitation facilities.