This workshop aims to address critical food security and livelihood challenges in West Asia and North African (WANA) countries and has the specific objectives to: provide a better understanding and assessment of the climate change impacts on agriculture and the associated vulnerability in the WANA region; discuss and develop informed decisions on practical adaptation strategies for the agricultural sector in the WANA region; discuss and suggest the appropriate ways to promote adaptation planning and implementation and its integration into the sustainable development planning in different countries in the WANA region; and develop a Regional Adaptation Framework for continuous information exchange on climate change impacts and adaptation amongst the different countries in the WANA region. The meeting is being co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and others. ICARDA is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
dates: 13-16 November 2011 venue: Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research location: Kuwait, Kuwait contact: M.V.K. Sivakumar phone: +41 22 730 8380 fax: +41 22 730 8042 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://neareast.fao.org/Pages/Events.aspx?I=0&DId=10020&CId=0&lang=EN&CMSId=5000927&id=843