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SDS Science Project Technical Scoping Meeting

by Ernest Werner last modified Jun 18, 2019 12:56 PM

The first Sand and Dust Storm (SDS) Scoping Meeting was held at the WMO premises in Geneva on 15-16 April 2019, jointly organised by the Science Division (UNEP) and the Research Department (WMO). Find below a list of the meeting objectives and the presentations shown.

Link at the final report with the conclusions of the meeting and the Theory of Change method applied on SDS.

Meeting Objectives:

  • To learn about current work happening across the UN and partners

  • To identify problems and objectives and develop a Theory of Change

  • To determine potential SDS project themes, outcomes and outputs

  • To outline the relative roles of UN Environment and other agencies

  • To identify potential funding, donors and partners

  • UN Environment ongoing SDS work – Nick Middleton (UNEP)

  • UN Environment, 6th Global Environm. Outlook’s Land Results – Pandi Zdruli

  • WMO SDS-WAS - Alexander Baklanov (WMO)

  • UNCCD ongoing SDS work – Utchang Kang (UNCCD)

  • WHO ongoing SDS work - Sophie Gumy (WHO)

  • ESCAP ongoing SDS work - Sanjay Srivastava (UN ESCAP)

  • UNEP-IEMP/Elion ongoing SDS work in Asia - Chao Fu (UNEP-IEMP)

  • QZSS satellite project - Koji Suzuki (Asian Disaster Reduction Center, ADRC)

  • UNEP Africa - Levis Kavagi (UNEP)

  • Burkina Faso Dust Warning Advisory System - Ernest Werner (Aemet, Spain)

  • DustClim project - Sara Basart (BSC, Spain)

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