Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative
 

The overall goal of the Great Green Wall initiative is to strengthen the resilience of people and natural systems in the Sahel and Sahara with sound ecosystems management, sustainable development of land resources, the protection of rural heritage and the improvement of the living conditions of the local population.

The initiative has set three main objectives: 

  • Improve the living conditions of populations in the arid zones of Africa and reduce their vulnerability to climate change, climate variability and drought.
  • Improve the state and health of ecosystems in the arid zones of Africa and their resilience to climate change, climate variability and drought.
  • Mobilize resources for the implementation of the Great Green Wall Initiative through the establishment of efficient partnerships between national, regional and international stakeholders.

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Building the African wall