EvIDENz workshop, 21-22 September 2017

The project on Earth Observation Based Information Products for Drought Risk Reduction at the National Level (EvIDENz) conducted a workshop from 21 to 22 September at the United Nations Campus in Bonn to present its mid-term results. The event brought together project partners, scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and representatives of governmental institutions.

During the workshop, participants discussed information, knowledge and methods related to drought risk assessment and reduction strategies using the example of case studies in South Africa and Ukraine. More specifically, they focused on:

  • Assessing agricultural drought hazard and vulnerability to support the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework).
  • Quantifying drought risk to support assessment of the Sendai Framework targets “people affected” and “economic loss” and related indicators.

The workshop participants, which included experts from partner organizations in the project's case study countries South Africa and Ukraine, provided important feedback, to support adjusting the workplan for the remaining duration of the project.

Workshop presentations

General presentations
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), University of Bonn
Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)Corpenicus and Sendai: Earth observation for Sendai monitoring in Germany
Ukrainian Space Agency, Space Research Institute NASU-SSAUEarth Observation at the national level in Ukraine
University of Free State (UFS)All dry periods are not droughts
Ukranian Hydrometeorological CenterAgricultural drought monitoring in Ukraine
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)Monitoring the Sendai framework
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)Strategic Objective 3 of the 2018-2030 Strategic Framework Drought Resilience, Adaptation and Management Policy framework
United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)Observation of the climate system under UNFCCC
United Nations Platform for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)Evidenz dissemination and recommended practices