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Enhancing Understanding and Expanding Inter-regional and Regional Cooperation on Sand and Dust Storms

ESCWA and ESCAP through their respective centers co-lead the working group on regional collaboration of the UN Coalition on Sand and Dust Storms. In this context, APDIM and ACCCP, with the collaboration of the other Coalition members including the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized a webinar on “Enhancing Understanding and Expanding Inter-regional and Regional Cooperation on Sand and Dust Storms” on 7 July 2021.


  • Deepening understanding on the component of the risk of sand and dust storms: hazard, vulnerability, and resilience.
  • Showcasing examples of transboundary cooperation from around the world.
  • Enhancing collaboration among actors.
  • Identifying possible areas for joint activities and studies across regions.

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The central aim of this Regional Knowledge Hub is to provide access to information that can facilitate cooperation, coordination, dialogue and exchange among Arab States, organizations and stakeholder and to support awareness raising as well as regional networking and exchange on issues related to climate change and water resources in the region. Access to RICCAR assessment findings and associated datasets is being made available on this Regional Knowledge Hub, which is comprised of two open-access components: a website and a data portal. This online platform complements, and builds upon, the findings and processes already presented in the main report and its technical annex, as well as the series of publications that elaborate further on the work being pursued collectively under RICCAR.