Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management
Abu Dhabi, 5 October 2022
APDIM contributed to the final workshop of the interregional project Catalysing investments and actions to enhance resilience against Sand and Dust Storms in agriculture, in Abu Dhabi, 3-5 October 2022. This 3-day final multi-stakeholder workshop presented the progress achieved in the TCP Project, including the Agriculture and SDS Compendium, and discussed and developed details of a large-scale SDS project proposal. The stakeholders included government representatives from the six target countries – Algeria, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Mongolia, resource partners, the FAO project task force and other partners working on SDS at regional and global levels.
In the workshop, Amin Shamseddini, Programme Officer, APDIM, shared the experience of large-scale, multisectoral sand and dust storms risk assessment with participants and contributed to shaping the components of the draft proposal on combating sand and dust storms to enhance sustainable agri-food systems, livelihood resilience and ecosystem restoration. The proposal is designed to increase the resilience capacities of countries and vulnerable communities to undertake timely and effective mitigation actions before, during and after sand and dust storms.