CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

CIFOR-ICRAF at GLF Africa Digital Conference

CIFOR-ICRAF at GLF Africa Digital Conference

Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground
2-3 Jun 2021

From community-led restoration to carbon-enhancing landscapes

Building on practical cases from West, East, and Southern Africa, discussions in this session will explore community-led soil and land restoration that creates tangible benefits for communities and ecosystems by:
  • Providing insights on inclusive knowledge-sharing models that enhance access to context-specific data and practical toolkits on soil and land restoration
  • Highlighting community-led “social innovations” that help tackle structural barriers to equitable land rights and other governance challenges
  • Showcasing entry points for win-win restoration approaches that incentivize private investments in the sustainable management of shared natural resources
We hope that the discussions will develop practical insights for restoration pathways that simultaneously address social, technical, economic, and institutional barriers to the sustainable use of land, water, energy, and other natural resources.



Patricia Kombo

UNCCD Land Hero and Founder PaTree Initiative, Kenya

Lucy Mulenkei

Executive Director Indigenous Information Network (IIN)

Jes Weigelt

Head of Programmes TMG - Think Tank for Sustainability

Marcella D’Souza

Founder and Director Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) Centre for Resilience Studies, India

Leigh Winowiecki

Global Research Leader: Soil and Land Health, CIFOR-ICRAF

Saydou Koudougou

Executive Secretary Groupe de Recherche et D'Action sur le Foncier (GRAF), Burkina Faso

Martina Fleckenstein

Global Policy Manager, Food Practice
WWF International

Miriam Medel Garcia

Chief, External Relations, Policy and Advocacy
UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Gautier Quéru

Director Land Degradation Neutrality Fund and Mirova