GLF Accra 2019 is where you will want to be to meet the people making a difference through successful forest and landscape restoration work on the ground in Africa.
Join Global Landscapes Forum in Accra in October and meet with key stakeholders making progress through successful, community-led restoration work. Find out more about the policies, partnerships and incentives behind this work and discover how to tailor those approaches to fit other settings.LEARN MORE
Network with the people making a difference in improving lives and livelihoods. Hear updates from leaders of forest and landscape restoration initiatives on progress toward achieving the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests, and the AFR100 (African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) restoration goals. Find out about impediments to success in landscape restoration and learn about strategies to overcome these barriers.
GLF Accra, held back-to-back with the Fourth AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting, will feature success stories and effective approaches to forest and landscape restoration. Private sector representatives will discuss progress in achieving zero-deforestation commitments and advances in governance. Experts in tenure and supply chains will discuss what is working and what must change.
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See what happened last year in Nairobi
Planning for the future health of the planet
Meet some of our past speakers
Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Agriculture Secretary of Kenya
Dr. Solange Bandiaky-Badji
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
International artist and humanitarian
Ramadhan Ally Kilewa
Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI)
Josphat Mwamba Mtwana
Mikoko Pamoja Community-Based Organization
Get the full story behind GLF Accra
This is your chance to meet with people of all ages who are working on the ground, to swap ideas and gain insights into successful, sustainable landscape restoration. Ask the finance experts questions about available, patient, long-term funding to tap into and how to make this work for your project.
Bring questions you have been saving; chances are good that at this event, you’ll meet the right people who can give you answers – on tenure, financing, supply chains, markets, and financing. Find out from successful restoration projects about the factors that helped their projects succeed – and what to avoid.
Already got some great ideas and restoration plans? GLF Accra 2019 gives you the opportunity to tell the world about them and drum up support. GLF events reach tens of thousands of people via livestreams; and reach tens of millions of people via social media. Don’t miss this opportunity.
"We must begin to address the societal values that guide us. While climate change and biodiversity loss are some of the greatest challenges of our time, addressing the selfishness and apathy of those responsible for managing our forests is equally important."
Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF)
"Africa is the continent with the best landscapes restoration opportunities . Let’s grab them and invest in the restoration of the natural capital of Africa to increase weath and reduce poverty "
World Bank Global Lead for Forests, Landscapes and Ecosytems
"We have to know that landscape restoration is an opportunity to transform people’s lives, so we need to know that smallholder farmers should be at the forefront of the whole process."
Minister of Lands and Forestry, Rwanda
Organizations that engage with GLF
What's on the agenda?
GLF Accra 2019 has an ambitious agenda that will make an insightful examination of successful, sustainable forest and landscape restoration projects throughout the continent of Africa in order to understand what approaches are effective, how these can be replicated elsewhere, and how to finance all of this work through “patient” capital, which invests with a long-term perspective. Participants will mix with speakers, experts, researchers and other delegates to learn from each other.