Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative

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Regional Validation Workshop of the Capacity Development Strategy and Action Plan in support of the implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative


The workshop is organized by the Partnership Programme of the Association for the Promotion of Education and Training Abroad (APEFE) with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Burkina Faso, the African Union Commission, the European Union, Food and Agriculture... [read more]

Side Event CRIC-11 - The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative, an African Alliance contributing to a Land Degradation neutral world: achievements and lessons learnt.


In 2007, the African Heads of State and Governments endorsed the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) with the objective of tackling the detrimental social, economic and environmental impacts of land degradation and desertification in... [read more]

Towards global guidelines for restoring resilience of forest landscapes in drylands


Forests play crucial ecological, social and economic roles in drylands, but in many regions they have become degraded. Worldwide, millions of hectares of dryland forest landscapes need to be restored to help tackle global challenges such as poverty, climate change,... [read more]

Atelier Régional de lancement d'un projet transfrontalier Grande Muraille Verte (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger)


Kew Millennium Seed Bank a travaillé avec les gouvernements et les organisations forestières et agricoles pour éliminer les obstacles techniques à l'utilisation des espèces locales de valeur utilitaire dans les activités de reboisement, d'agro-foresterie ou de restauration des habitats et... [read more]

Second International Workshop on "Building forest landscapes resilient to global changes in drylands"


With the  financial support of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA), FAO in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Water and Forest Affairs, TIKA, the  Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal and its technical Institutions (Directorate of Water, Forests,... [read more]

Side event on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel (GGWSSI)


The Great Green Wall Initiative is a direct contribution to a joint implementation of the Three Rio Conventions (UN Convention to Combat Desertification, UN Framework Convention on Climate change and UN Convention on Biodiversity) and particularly to Climate Risk... [read more]

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