This report provides an overall picture of how policy makers can enable climate-resilient drought management through illustrative case studies of climate-resilient drought management, and directs the reader to capacity building tools and programmes. In recent years, countries around the world have been hit hard by drought events that affect food supplies, agricultural incomes, employment, drinking water supplies, ecosystem health, transportation systems, and energy production. As the risk of drought is increasing due to ongoing climate change the HELP community started the flagship initiative to draft a report as guidance for supporting, defining and refining DRR for drought risk management.
This report argues that what is needed to deal with droughts under climate change is a fundamental shift in how countries prepare for, manage and respond to drought. The report also highlights what is needed to get there, both at the highest policy level and at the level of implementation (project level).