UNESCO G-WADI partners Princeton University (USA) and Southampton University (UK) led a workshop on Drought Monitoring for Southern African Countries on November 9-11, 2016. The technology exchange was aimed at helping countries to strengthen their capacity in water-related disaster risk reduction.
The three-day training workshop for Southern African Countries, primarily focused on the African Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM) was held in Harare, Zimbabwe. In addition to G-WADI, the event was co-organized by WaterNet and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). About 35 water professionals (25% women) from meteorological and hydrological services of 12 SADC countries and the WaterNet Secretariat were instructed on the AFDM's use. These countries included Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).