• Hi Tuekam,

    Thank you for bringing to the forefront the various steps to be followed to put together a good National Drought Management Policy. While these indeed are very important steps they are generic in nature and the nuances are subsumed. There is a large gap between policy and implementation, the intention and action. A literature review…[Read more]

  • Hello Edjoh,

    Thank you For highlighting a very important component in this whole discourse of that of collaboration and cooperation between the various ministries and departments as well as the various stakeholders. However, in most governments the ministries work is fragmented and sectoral, often with limited and/or no sharing of information…[Read more]

  • Hi Fakunle,

    I agree with you entirely. it is always easier to measure those indicators that are quantifiable, such as pointed out by you. Thank you Fakunle for very astutely enumerating the important threats that drought/s bring about in society, such as famine, food insecurity, loss of livelihoods and welfare of the people and the resultant…[Read more]

  • Hi Federica,

    I would like to assure you that there can be no criticism on your line of argument, as it is also one of the perspectives that is in mainstream discourse on accountability.

    Firstly, I agree with you entirely that an assessment of impacts, especially on the vulnerable sections of society, is absolutely essential.The most challenging…[Read more]

  • Hi Friends,

    Sorry for not interacting with you for a while. I was on field-work in areas with limited connectivity. That is really very interesting and intense discussion happening on the issue. It does highlight the various perspectives and conceptual frameworks from which arguments are made. Therefore, it only shows that both “top-down” (State…[Read more]

  • Hello Wamba,

    Thank you for the interest you have shown regarding impacts as a consequence of droughts. As you are aware arid and semi-arid regions are more prone to droughts. In this context, I reiterate that it is the obligation of the state to give priority attention to these areas. The fact of the matter is that no attention is paid to these…[Read more]

  • Hi Deego,

    I am in total agreement with you. The apathy of the State in conditions of tremendous distress is disheartening. The experience of India is no different. Political representatives seem to pay attention only when the crisis reaches a level that is alarming, and that to for their own interest. In spite of recurring drought for three…[Read more]

  • Hi Ledoux and Laila,

    Thank you for clearly listing and discussing in detail the steps to be taken to generate systematic measurements of the impacts of droughts. These measures of natural and physical indicators are invaluable and necessary in identifying drought hit and drought prone areas/regions and evolving short and long term strategies for…[Read more]

  • Hi!
    Hope you’ll had a very happy weekend. It must have been both a time of relaxation and reflection.

    I did get time to research as well as reflect. To start with I searched on the systematic steps taken by different actors to generate systematic information on impacts of droughts. I found frameworks and models for doing the same, but did not get…[Read more]

  • From experience and readings, it is clear that the measurement of impacts resulting from droughts is both complex and challenging. Further, relief from/and mitigation of the impacts of droughts is unevenly distributed. Drawing from global, national and regional practices, discuss:

    • The steps to be taken for generating systematic measurements o…[Read more]

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