Global Landscapes Forum Accra 2019: As it happened

On 29–30 October 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum in Accra convened in the Ghanaian capital to accelerate restoration in Africa. Titled “Restoring Africa’s Landscapes – Uniting actions from above and below,” the event saw farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, foresters, pastoralists, policymakers, royalty, and national and international leaders discuss needs and solutions for restoring Africa’s degraded landscapes to an audience of over 800 registered participants, alongside more than 5,000 online from 99 countries. The Forum reached over 17.5 million people on social media. Held back-to-back with the fourth annual partnership meeting of the continent-wide restoration initiative AFR100 and in the development process of the upcoming U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), the two days spotlighted African restoration efforts of all scales and sizes, forming partnerships and informing mindsets to achieve more sustainable landscapes and livelihoods on the world’s largest continent.

Event highlights

Take a look back on all of the GLF Accra 2019 highlights, from inspiring video addresses to informative presentations

Restoring Africa’s Ecosystems: Photo Competition

Thank you to those who contributed to the GLF Accra Photo Competition, whether you submitted a picture or voted. It is our pleasure to showcase the winner.


Voters choose Joan Tonui as winner of GLF Accra photo competition


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