International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security

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    Role of Civil Society Organizations and Women
    in Resources Management in the Drylands

    Drylands are rich in natural resources, which are facing threat due to population pressure and natural calamities, such as drought. Local communities role is vital in managing natural resources at local level and it is up to civil society organizations (CSOs) to work with the local communities by mobilizing them and providing training in natural resources management (NRM). Local people in the drylands either pastoral people or farmers, are the custodians of their environment but most of the cases they are marginalized and politically weaker in the governance system. They do not have access to health, education and modern day development infrastructure. Women are particularly victims of these difficult circumstances and bear the burden of livelihoods, when menfolks migrate to seek employment elsewhere in the incidence of drought.
    The session will present a review of success stories by various civil society organizations in South and West Asia, depicting NRM and combating drought and desertification in the drylands, by using innovative methods.

    Please send your abstracts and questions to Tanveer Arift

    Call for Abstracts
    Please download your PDF version of our “Call for Papers”
    Please note that the deadline for submitting your abstract is October 15 , 2006.






Tanveer Arif and Mahjabeen Khan
Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE)
D-141, Block-2,, P.E.C.H.S
Tel:  92-21-4522562, 4559448
Fax: 92-21-4557009

"The year 2006 is International Year for Deserts and Desertification (IYDD).  Let's think and act to improve livelihoods and ecology in the drylands."

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