Land restoration in Africa: practical perspectives from the Regreening Africa Programme
Nairobi, Kenya. 11 May 2020 — Africa is faced with potentially devastating challenges owing to the climate crisis, population growth, urban expansion and, not least, millions of hectares of degraded agricultural and forest land: more than 80% of Sub-Saharan Africans depend on land-based activities for their livelihoods, yet two-thirds of land in Africa is already degraded to some degree.
Leading experts in land restoration from major global organizations will discuss the challenges in a webinar, 1600–1730 EAT (0900–1030 EDT), Thursday 14 May 2020, in the context of the massive Regreening Africa programme.
Garo Batmanian, Global Lead for Forests, Landscapes, and Biodiversity, World Bank; Susan Chomba, project manager of Regreening Africa, World Agroforestry (ICRAF); Mathew Reddy, senior private sector specialist, Global Environment Facility; Timothy H. Brown, senior natural resources management specialist, World Bank; and Ioannis Vasileiou, agricultural economist, World Bank will provide an overview of the challenges, discuss progress Regreening Africa has made and the relevance for similar landscapes in Africa and beyond.