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LADA Steering Committee meeting in Istanbul
7th November 2008 LADA held its second Steering Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting was attended by
representatives of all LADA pilot countries, FAO, UNEP, UNCCD, UNU and EC-JRC. A joint representative of WOCAT
and ISRIC participated as an observer.
The Steering Committee discussed the
progress and achievements of the LADA activities at global, national and local
levels and set the main items of the work plan for 2009. The main issues
discussed were: LADA relations with
National Strategies and Action Plans (NAPs) and UNCCD regional processes, capacity
building, use of results for decision making, communication and networking for
sharing LADA outcomes and using the assessment process to promote best SLM practices to combat Land Degradation.