DIGITAL CONFERENCE

Restoring Africa’s Drylands:
Accelerating Action On the Ground

DIGITAL CONFERENCE

Restoring Africa’s Drylands:
Accelerating Action On the Ground

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT

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WHEN

2-3 June 2021

WHERE

Online

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#GLFAfrica

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 2-3 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.

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.

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A new era for Africa’s drylands

On 2-3 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.

The full conference experience, from home

No risks, no hassle. Just expert insights and networking from the comfort of your home or office.

An action-packed agenda

Enjoy an action-packed agenda with dozens of sessions and workshops identifying restoration knowledge gaps.

Meet experts and change-makers

Restoration experts, policymakers, communities on-the-ground and more will give inspiring talks and answer your questions live.

Network and connect

Connect one-on-one with other conference attendees and set up your own virtual meetings or join someone else's all within the platform.

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Meet some of our speakers

Gilbert F. Houngbo

President, International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Sahel Consulting

Rocky Dawuni

International Artist and Humanitarian

Agnes Kalibata

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2021 Food Systems Summit

Ibrahim Thiaw

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Bishop Dr Simon Chiwanga

LEAD Foundation

Lucy Mulenkei

Indigenous Information Network (IIN)

Patricia Kombo

PaTree Initiative, Kenya

H.E. Nancy Tembo

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources of the Republic of Malawi

John Kamanga

South Rift Association of Land Owners (SOLARO), Kenya

Charles Karangwa

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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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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Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator

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NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

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