This Opening Plenary will frame and define the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration through the African perspective. Join leading figures as they celebrate Africa’s drylands and lay out their vision for ecosystem restoration. A series of keynote speeches, interspersed by an inter-generational dialogue, will be followed by a discussion with experts who will reflect on how ecosystem restoration can be achieved from the ground up.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Maria FlachsbarthParliamentary State Secretary
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Ibrahim ThiawExecutive Secretary
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO)
Agnes KalibataPresident, UN Special Envoy
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2021 Food Systems Summit
Ndidi Okonkwo NwuneliCo-founder and Executive Chair
Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition
Wanjira MathaiVice President and Regional Director for Africa
World Resources Institute (WRI)
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