This plenary will set the foundation for aligning the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration and the UN Food Systems Summit. Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land is one of the focal areas for Action Track 3 “Boosting nature positive production”. Bringing together decision makers from African countries, farmers, scientists, civil society and donors, the plenary will discuss synergies and deliver joint action for African Dryland Restoration. With key partners, the plenary will explore linking the UN Food Systems Summit’s game-changing solutions on restoration with the targets of the UN Decade, identifying communalities and opportunities for collaboration, and strengthening the importance of restoration in the context of food security for Africa’s drylands.
Mette Løyche WilkieDirector, Forestry Division
Martin FrickDeputy Special Envoy
UN Food Systems Summit
Tina BirmpiliDeputy Executive Secretary
João CampariGlobal Food Practice Leader
Thato MokgadiFashion Designer turned Agripreneur
Fatima KabaHead of management of natural resources
Enda Energy Environment Development, Senegal
Desmond KoneyCEO and Founder
Complete Farmer, Nigeria
PaTree Initiative, Kenya
Ravi PrabhuDirector General ad interim
Robert NasiChief Operating Officer, CIFOR-ICRAF Director General, CIFOR
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