Summary Brief: Considering barriers to accelerating impact in the Great Green Wall Initiative
To advance a transformational approach and in support of the Great Green Wall (GGW) Initiative, the
GGW Accelerator and the Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall (PAAGGW), the One CGIAR ClimBeR Initiative, the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, along with CIFOR-ICRAF, have undertaken a study in four countries (Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Sudan) and hosted a series of virtual events across a wide range of stakeholders to generate knowledge to understand key barriers to and potential solutions for accelerating impacts for the GGW.
This brief summarises key findings from the first virtual event which presented the initial outcomes of
desk review and interview activities in Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Sudan, in order to identify and deepen the understanding of existing barriers to finance and alignment, policy and institutions, science, practice and scaling. Facilitated interactions in this session focused on barriers to the scaling ambitions of the GGWI and their underlying causes.
Neely, C.; Chesterman, S.