• Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December
  • 11:00-12:30

AFR100: From pledges to implementation

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with IUCN, World Resources Institute (WRI), World Bank, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
Santiago de Chile

The African Forest Landscapes Restoration Initiative – AFR100 is the Africa-wide country-led effort to make degraded landscapes productive again – for strong livelihoods, climate mitigation and adaptation and the protection of biodiversity. Founding partners will present and discuss options to achieve the ambitious goal of 100 million hectares by 2030: from pledges to implementation.

BMZ launched the AFR100-Initaitive in support of the international Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) agenda.  Addressing a broad range of international and national policy regimes, the side-event recognised that FLR is a true necessity at a time deforestation and degradation because it can counter these phenomena and contribute to sustainable development, food security and the fight against hunger. The event will discuss obstacles to achieving this and the path to strengthening FLR in Africa.

Media release:

  • Global Landscapes Forum Bonn – World Conference Center, high level side event on AFR100 –Second Anniversary- “From commitments to implementation”, 20th December 2017, 11:00-12:30. Download PDF.

AFR100 Concept Note


Presentation (PDF): Liva Hariniaina Ramiandrarivo

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.