Second International Drought Initiative (IDI) Meeting

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The interim Secretariat of the International Drought Initiative (IDI), the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management - RCUWM (under the auspices of UNESCO), supported by the Iranian Ministry of Energy and the Iranian IHP National Committee in collaboration with a number of UN agencies, international and regional organizations and key national agencies, are organizing the Second International Drought Initiative Meeting in Tehran, Iran. Initially planned and announced for 4-6 March 2013, the new dates of the meeting have been reset to 14-16 May 2013.

The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Ministry of Energy, I. R. Iran have recently launched the International Drought Initiative (IDI) to act as a platform for networking between international entities active in the field of drought.

The main purpose of this meeting would be finalizing the IDI road map and determining its future activities and action plan. The meeting aims at providing and exchanging information on lessons learnt and improving responsiveness towards droughts. The meeting will bring together experts and highly skilled professionals to debate openly drought issues and discuss the IDI road map.

As designed, the target audience will be top and mid-level managers, professionals, and decision makers in the domains of drought as well as disaster management from selected entities around the world as well as national entities from Iran.
Those who are interested to attend this event should contact Mr Shahram Khorasanizadeh at earliest convenience.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 14.05.2013 08:00 local time
End 16.05.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Demuth, Siegfried
Contact Shahram Khorasanizadeh, email:
Country Iran
City Tehran
Venue Tehran, I.R. of Iran
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
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