MAWRED Knowledge Hub
Filling the data gap on the extent, location and severity of droughts is key to managing and mitigating their damaging effects. The Monitoring Agriculture, Water Resources and Drought (MAWRED) knowledge hub harnesses data on water, climate and agricultural crops to generate monthly drought monitoring information for decision-makers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This information will help to ensure relief measures are implemented in a focused, effective and resource-efficient way to alleviate the effect of droughts on vulnerable communities and economic sectors. The knowledge hub, the outcome of two USAID-funded projects supporting new data development (MAWRED) and drought management and monitoring (MENA Regional Drought Management Systems), also provides regionally downscaled climate change data so that adaptation to future droughts can be planned.