|Workshop on the indicators system of LADA held in Alghero|
The workshop on the LADA system for indicators of land degradation and improvement was held in the Italian town of Alghero, from 24 to 27 November 2009. The workshop was focused on the finalization of the indicators on-line database, prepared by the project in collaboration with the Desertification Research Center of the University of Sassari. All the LADA pilot countries participated in the meeting, which was attended also by representatives of the UNCCD and WOCAT.
The use of indicators as tools for collecting data and disseminating results was discussed. A methodology for selecting the indicators and for tailoring the indicators set to the needs of each country was also presented.
The last day of the workshop, a special session was held on methods for strategic planning. The session was led by Mr. Gregory Garbinsky of FAO, who presented several tools including SWOT analysis and viability analysis. Practical exercises have been carried out during the day.