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The aims of GNDRI are to

  • provide mechanisms and tools for the exchange of information by and among the participating institutions

  • plan and carry out institutional training, teaching, and student and faculty exchange for promoting dryland research

  • provide scientific information and advice to policy makers in multilateral, global forums for dryland research advocacy, such as the UNCCD, and

  • cooperate in the above activities and exchange information with professional networks of individuals working in areas of dryland science and policy advice.