Drought Expert Database

Objectives

The objective of this database is to contribute to the further establishment of the Community of Practice on Drought Management in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, by generating a platform for sharing information on experts, their institutes, publications, projects, publications, events and databases.

Database Characteristics

Contents

The database provides the following database fields:

  • drought experts
  • their institutes
  • their projects
  • their publications
  • their events
  • (description of) their databases
  • potential job oportunities
  • drought related images or photographs

The calendar incorporated in the database holds information on important events in the area of Desertification, Drought and Land Degradation. Within the Database a search tool is installed that allows you to search within the data. You can specify the field wherein you want to search: specialists, publications, events, projects, institutions or all. In this way it is easy to search for example for specialists working in the same country as you on a particular subject.

Access

The database is freely accessible online, and any institute active in the region can request a login to contribute or update the Dryland Expert Database.

Experts associated to an institute can request access to store directly contact information, publications and events in the database. As an expert you can add following information to your profile: contact information (mail, telephone number and direction), photo, web, resume, experience, institution, formation and you can add documents.  You can also link your profile to projects, publications or events you participated in.

Visit the Drought Expert Database here.

Request your login here to start contributing to the Dryland Expert Database.

Read the database tutorial here.

A schematic overview of the database is given below.

Embedding

The online database can also be embedded in any website, and is available as a full page, one column, or as a search bar.

 The Dryland Expert Database can be embedded in three different ways.

  • A first option is to embed the complete database page in your website, showing the search module, the calendar and the 5 most recent entries of Institutes, Experts, Projects, Publications and Events.

<!-- Script to be copied into any html page--> <iframe src="http://database.cazalac.org/index.php/en/" width="805" height="800" frameborder="0" > </iframe> <!-- Fin del script -->

  • A second option is to embed the database as a column in your website, showing the search module, the calendar and the 5 most recent entries of Institutes, Experts, Projects, Publications and Events, vertically.

<!-- Script to be copied into any html page --> <iframe src="http://database.cazalac.org/index.php/en/?task=dos" width="560" height="800" frameborder="0" > </iframe> <!-- Fin del script -->

  • A third option is to embed only the search module in your website.

<!-- Script to be copied into any html page --> <iframe src="http://database.cazalac.org/index.php/en/?task=solobuscar" width="300" height="320" frameborder="0" > </iframe> <!-- Fin del script -->

 

 

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