This session will give the floor to people from across the Sahel to present local, sovereign solutions that have advanced the vision of the Great Green Wall: thriving rural communities in restored, healthy landscapes between Senegal and Djibouti. These include local tree-based value enterprises, farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) and grazing systems. A discussion on how these local solutions can be scaled and how the Great Green Wall can drive a change will follow.
Anna D. NdiayeProject Coordinator
World Vision, Senegal
Birguy Lamizana DialloLead
Sahel Initiatives and the Great Green Wall Accelerator (GGW), Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
M Ibrahim TouréActing country representative
CIFOR-ICRAF, Mali country office
Elvis Paul Nfor TangemCoordinator
Great Green Wall Initiative, African Union Commission
Zougoulou Mahamat AbakarScientific and Technical Director
Pan-African Agency of the Great Green Wall
Peter MinangDirector of Africa
Mawa KarambiriPolicy and technical engagement specialist for the Sahel
CIFOR-ICRAF, Burkina Faso
Pierre DembéléExecutive Director
Nathalie PalogoGender & Social Inclusion Officer
Tree Aid, Burkina Faso
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