Results of work package IV
Organizing project specific side events on CADI at UNCCD COP 2017, UNCBD COP 2018 and UNFCCC COP 2019 and, there, present CADI strategy
At the COP13 to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) from 6-16 September 2017 in Ordos (Inner Mongolia, China) the Michael Succow Foundation in close cooperation with the University of Greifswald and the FAO organized a Side-Event on Central Asian Desert Initiative (CADI).
During the event, the key CADI project partners provided information about CADI goals and what has been achieved so far. In the moderated discussion main emphasis was put on the establishment of a CADI interim secretariat. The secretariat shall coordinate and implement the CADI activities aimed at conservation of cold winter deserts of Central Asia beyond project duration. All gathered suggestions during the Side-Event will be considered for a proposal of an organizational structure of a secretariat that will work effective and with broad regional political supprt.
The Side-Event caused high interest. Besides the national focal points of the main CADI target countries, other experts from neighbouring countries like Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan took part in the Side-Event and demonstrated interest to get involved into the work of a future CADI secretariat.
The Side-Event was moderated by the CADI project partner FAO.