Date: 14-15 May 2013

Venue: Tehran, Iran

Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, UTCO

Participating Countries/ Organizations: Afghanistan, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan

Number of Participant: 170

Number of Female Participants: 45 (27%)


  • Addressing keynote speeches by representatives from international entities in the related fields of drought
  • Discussing and developing recommendations for scientific, technological and policy approaches, addressing drought issues.
  • Presenting a short report on activities and achievements of the interim secretariat of International Drought Initiative (IDI) since its establishment
  • Discussing and reviewing the IDI Road Map as well as investigating the ways of mutual cooperation in relevant fields