Sign up for monthly updates from the SDSN.
First name is required.
Last name is required.
Questions or Comments?

We welcome your questions or comments on our work. Please get in touch with us by writing to

The aims of Desertnet International (DNI) are to encourage research and promote concerted efforts in and across all disciplines concerning human and biophysical issues of dryland development and degradation. As a network, DNI i) provides a platform for scientific discussions and exchange of ideas, fosters cutting edge science, identifies topics and research areas; ii) identifies and documents scientific state of the art of the main topics in desertification assessment, risk evaluation, mitigation and restoration; iii) identifies and articulates the economic drivers and the socio-economic consequences of desertification; iv) integrates scientific findings across disciplines, translates these into common language and communicates scientific findings, and v) works in and on affected areas worldwide. As a think tank, DNI communicates with stakeholders and policy-makers. In particular, DNI i) identifies minimum consensus on consolidated knowledge; ii) evaluates scientific knowledge for stakeholders and policy makers; iii) disseminates knowledge; iv) responds to demands for assessment and information needs, addresses knowledge gaps, v) translates knowledge to improve governance, and vi) identifies issues and priorities for stakeholders and public policies.