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 explores research and policy pathways to improving the nexus of drought risk management, natural resource management and social protection (the DNS Nexus) across the African continent.
- Drought Risk Management: Pro-active drought management is multi-sectorial, but healthy landscapes are key in rural areas
- Natural Resource Management: Natural resources are the basis for well-being and (drought) resilience in rural area
- Social Protection: The role of social protection in promoting social and ecological resilience to droughts