GLF Accra 2019 as it happened

6 Nov 2019

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 […]

Sparking A Mass Restoration Movement – GLF Accra 2019

5 Nov 2019

Restoring 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes across the globe — 100 million of that in Africa — is a mammoth task that no single organization can implement on its own. Nothing less than a mass movement is needed to underpin the required scale of social, ecological and economic transformations across various landscapes. New forms […]

Morning Introduction: Connecting Communities – Catalysts for Restoration

4 Nov 2019

As we look toward the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, now is the critical time to share knowledge, create new thinking and identify and scale innovative solutions for landscape restoration that is inclusive and ensures the rights of all stakeholders. GLF Accra will begin with an energising session that aims to inspire participants, foster networking and […]

African Women in Sustainable Business and Environment Management – GLF Accra 2019

4 Nov 2019

Women and men often use and manage resources in different ways, while also observing and experiencing degradation differently. Indeed, in many countries, women traditionally have had the responsibility for many aspects of land use and management, including collection and preparation of fuelwood, fodder, water, fruits, medicinal herbs and seeds. Despite a growing focus on gender […]

Sustainable Rangeland Management in a Changing Environment An Introduction to Good Practices

4 Nov 2019

This interactive session will share and discuss key information coming out of the new TerrAfrica/WOCAT sustainable rangeland management (SRM) in Sub-Saharan Africa guidelines, which have documented existing practices and approaches through over 30 cases practices. The session will facilitate interactive exchanges and share visual presentations by experts who have contributed to documenting selected practices. The […]

Restoring Africa’s Landscapes – From the Ground Up – GLF Accra 2019

1 Nov 2019

With the anticipated restoration of 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land across Africa by 2030, the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) is literally the biggest restoration effort across the globe. Conditional on receipt of technical and financial support, various African countries have committed to significantly scale up restoration on the ground, to […]