Restoring Africa’s Drylands:
Accelerating Action On the Ground

WHEN

2 June 2021

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#GLFAfrica

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Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground

Africa’s drylands are the birthplace of some of the world’s most extraordinary civilizations and species, from ancient kingdoms to wild elephants to “miracle grains” like millet and sorghum -- but climate change has not been kind to these landscapes.

A new era for Africa’s drylands

On 2 June 2021, GLF will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices can see them flourish once again. Join in for inspiring speakers, the latest science, concerts, film screenings, virtual tours, networking, and the unexpected discoveries that always form part of a Global Landscapes Forum event.

GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands will be held just before the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs from 2021 to 2030.

Who should join?

GLF Africa invites practitioners, farmer organizations, Indigenous Peoples, community leaders, researchers, policymakers, financial investors, the private sector, civil society organizations, youth groups, activists, conservation and development organizations, amongst others, who are actively engaged in, interested in, and dedicated to the scaling of, dryland restoration in Africa.

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Meet some of our past speakers

Yvonne Aki Sawyerr

Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda

The Nnabagereka (Queen), Kingdom of Buganda, Uganda

I See A Different You

Creative Agency / Production House in South Africa

H.E. Fekadu Beyene Aleka

Environment Commissioner, Ethiopia

Elizabeth Mrema

Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Jane Goodall

The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Vanessa Nakate

Climate activist and Founder, Rise Up

Gilbert F. Houngbo

President, International Fund for Agricultural Development

Maria Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary, BMZ

Ada Osakwe

Economist, CEO at Agrolay Ventures

David Nabarro

WHO Special Envoy for COVID-19

Learn how you, your organization or community can contribute

DIGITAL CONFERENCE

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A DIGITAL RESTORATION ROAD TRIP

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

GLF Africa will catalyze awareness, investment, and action into dryland ecosystem restoration. Convening local knowledge-holders is crucial to success in planning, implementing, and monitoring restoration efforts in these landscapes. By meeting and working together, conflicts and divisions across various interests can be bridged. Help us tap into the enormous collective experience of drylands restoration and connect with local and regional partners interested in sharing their successful practices and wishing to co-invest.

What will you do at GLF Africa?

Connect local experience with the highest levels of global policy to bridge the distance between actors, sectors and scales. Share existing knowledge on drylands restoration and identify knowledge gaps. Learn what tools or practices are needed to effectively reverse our global history of ecosystem degradation, with its high cost for human livelihoods, climate resilience and regional political stability. Act to combat further deterioration, and bend the curve towards net positive restoration across Africa and beyond.

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Contacts

GENERAL INQUIRIES

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MEDIA INQUIRIES

Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator

M.KayeAngelcgiar[dot]org

NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

n.haasecgiar[dot]org