Organizing Committee

A Steering Committee, composed of members of the CST Bureau, the GRF Davos and the UNCCD Secretariat, was established in order to coordinate the organization of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference.

In addition a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) was established, composed of 12 experts with experience in economic assessment of land degradation, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas.

Two Working Groups have been formed with the task to elaborate White Papers on the identified conference topics. The White Papers will subsequently be synthesized into a State of Art Report.

It is hoped that trough these efforts and interactions of geographically distributed and gender balanced experts and institutions a lasting, global coalition or consortium can be formed, which will be committed to promote open, transparent, and international scientific exchange on the "Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas" and contribute to the improvement of efforts taken to tackle local, national and global impacts of DLDD.