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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
SESSION

Framing the UN Decade: An African perspective on ecosystem restoration

Ecosystem restoration relates to economic, environmental and social development models. How do African leaders perceive this relation, and lead the continent to new integrated models of green growth? How is this reflected in the field?

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Speakers

Inger Andersen

Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Maria Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Ibrahim Thiaw

Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

John Kamanga

Director
South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO)

Agnes Kalibata

President, UN Special Envoy,
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2021 Food Systems Summit

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting

Wanjira Mathai

Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Moderators

Tony Simons

Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

Cinderella Ndlovu

Director and Founder, GreenHut Trust, Youth in Landscapes Initiative

Siham Drissi

Programme Management Officer, UN Environment
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