DesertNet International

DesertNet International

AIMS of DesertNet International 

As a network, we

  • provide a platform for scientific discussions and exchange of ideas, foster cutting edge science, identify topics and research areas,
  • identify and document scientific state of the art of the main topics in desertification assessment, risk evaluation, mitigation and restoration,
  • identify and articulate the economic drivers and the socio-economic consequences of desertification,
  • integrate scientific findings across disciplines, translate into common language and communicate scientific findings, and
  • work in and on affected areas worldwide.

As a think tank, we communicate with stakeholders and policy-makers. We

  • identify minimum consensus on consolidated knowledge,
  • evaluate scientific knowledge for stakeholders and policy makers,
  • disseminate knowledge, 
  • respond to demands for assessment and information needs address knowledge gaps,
  • translate knowledge to improve governance,
  • and identify issues and priorities for stakeholders and public policies.