The first digital conference on Africa’s drylands has commenced.
It is being organized by the Global Landscapes Foundation (GLF) Africa.
The theme for this year is: RESTORING AFRICA’S DRYLANDS –
ACCELERATING ACTION ON THE GROUND.
This conference is being held just before the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs from 2021 to 2030.
GLF Africa says the conference will catalyze awareness, investment, and action into dryland ecosystem restoration.
Participants include 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.
Convening local knowledge-holders is crucial to success in planning, implementing, and monitoring restoration efforts in these landscapes.
GLF Africa believes that by meeting and working together, conflicts and divisions across various interests can be bridged.