How rural communities can thrive in areas troubled by drought

04 Jul 2020

There is a close link between three areas of rural life in poor countries which are usually not regarded together: drought crises, natural resource management of landscapes, and social protection. How can local communities – supported by governments, development and humanitarian agencies – protect and restore landscapes, the natural resources therein and the livelihoods that rely on them, before, during and after drought crises? This session recorded at GLF Bonn 2020 explores research and policy pathways to improving the nexus of drought risk management, natural resource management and social protection across the African continent.

Originally titled “Drought risk management, natural resource management and social protection: new alliances for sustainability and resilience”, this session hosted by the German Development Institute aired on June 5th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.

  • German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


  • Vanessa Nakate

    Climate activist and Founder, Rise Up

  • Samantha Cristoforetti

    Astronaut, European Space Agency

  • Josef Aschbacher

    Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency

  • Christa Franke

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation, BMZ

  • Valérie Ramahavalisoa

    Head of the Service for watershed management, Ministry of Environment, Madagascar

  • Maarten van Aalst

    Director, The International Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

  • Everisto Mapedza

    International Water Management Institute (WMI)

  • Yvonne Walz

    Associate Academic Officer, UNU-EHS

  • Fiona Flintan

    Rangelands Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

  • Antje Hecheltjen

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Tanja Pickardt

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Kristina J. Kaske

    Advisor on Soil Protection and Rehabilitation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  • Daniel Tsegai

    Programme Officer, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

  • Jeroen Van Dalen

    Knowledge Management officer, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD

  • Jamal Annagylyjova

    Regional Coordinator for Central and Eastern Europe, UNCCD Secretariat

  • Xiaoxia Jia

    Programme Officer on Science and Interim Regional Coordinator for Asia and Pacific, UNCCD

  • Louise Baker

    Chief of External Relations, Policy and Advocacy , United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

  • Imme Scholz

    Deputy director, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

  • Mariya Alexandrova

    German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Senior Researcher

  • Christoph Strupat

    Senior researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

  • Michael Brüntrup

    German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

  • Patrick Augenstein

    Senior Researcher & Filmmaker, University of Bonn