Want to talk about drought? - e-learning series

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Drought is one of the most prominent examples of concern within the humanitarian sector - a phenomenon that builds up over time on different levels,  and affects people and livelihoods differently at different points of time. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has built significant expertise in anticipatory action for fast-onset hazards, and is increasingly tackling drought through scoping studies and the development of early action protocols (EAPs).  Some countries have already submitted their EAPs for this hazard, while others are almost ready to do so, or at the scoping stage.

Developing Early Action Protocols (EAPs) for drought has come with specific challenges as it differs from the types of hazards generally addressed through anticipatory action, in particular around compound and complex impact profiles and a range of spatial and temporal characteristics which make existing tools difficult to apply directly.

What will we talk about?

  • The role of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in drought situations
  • Understanding drought
  • Drought forecasting and monitoring
  • Early actions for drought
  • Climate change implications for anticipatory action ahead of drought

How will it work?

The webinar series will be run virtually, bi-monthly, for eight sessions over February to May 2023, culminating in Global Drought Day on 17 June. Participants will be invited to share their stories and help contribute to the community knowledge base through collaborative note taking and a resource bank.

Find more information and session overviews under this link.

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