SEMINARS, FORUMS, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
number of governments and organizations have held meetings to discuss technical
issues related to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought. The
Maghreb Union has held meetings on desertification, drought and food security. Japan,
in cooperation with Indonesia and some UN agencies and the Global Coalition for
Africa, had held an Asia-Africa Forum aimed at promoting South-South cooperation.
Israel held a workshop and seminar related to plant and land sustainability in dryland
areas and is planning to hold a seminar on water management. The Russian Federation
has planned an international seminar, in September, on combating desertification.
Zambia aims at developing new programmes on range and livestock management and
improving the living standards of the local people. In this regard, a workshop
involving local communities has been held in one of the target rural communities.