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.

GLF Nairobi 2023: A New Vision for Earth

Join GLF for a two-day hybrid conference to explore local solutions to the global climate and biodiversity crises.

On 11 October: Africa, find out how the continent can secure its food future through sovereign solutions.

On 12 October: Climate will set the stage for a fairer world ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) by augmenting the voices of leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, policy makers and youth.

Details to follow.

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Socials:  #GLFAfrica #GLFClimate


GLF–Luxembourg Finance for Nature: What comes next?

Join thousands of financiers, project developers, investors and changemakers at the 6th GLF Investment Case Symposium to learn all about the state of sustainable finance in 2023, including the latest innovations, success stories, investable projects and much more. This conference will link investors with local actors and feature ways to catalyze private investment in community projects.

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Where do we stand with forest restoration?

Join this GLF Live session with Eva Makandi (Kandi), an acclaimed young forester, Robert Nasi, the interim CEO, CIFOR-ICRAF, and Tom Crowther, chair of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, as they discuss what is most promising and most needed for forest restoration in 2023.

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Robert Nasi

Chief Operating Officer (COO), CIFOR-ICRAF;
Director General, CIFOR

Eva Makandi

Founder, Light On A Hill; GLF Restoration Steward 2022

Tom Crowther

Chair, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

GLF Value Chains Week 2022: Forests, Food, Finance

From 5-9 December 2022, the first-ever GLF Value Chains Week will showcase efforts by financiers, project developers and changemakers to build sustainable and equitable value chains for the health of people and the planet.

Join us for a special week of inspiring videos, live streams, podcast episodes, launches and more, covering three topics that are crucial to achieving sustainable, integrated landscapes and efficient value chains: foodforests, and finance.

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Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum

This Digital Forum will explore how finance can tackle the global extinction crisis by investing in conservation and restoration. Coming ahead of CBD COP15, speakers will tackle some of the major challenges facing the world of finance in the context of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

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GLF: Sustainable Finance for Nature-Based Solutions

Nature-based solutions are critical to confronting the multiple crises of the present moment – and cultivating the much-needed resilient landscapes of the future. How can we better support them to be rolled out with the urgency that is required?

This digital forum of practitioners, policy makers, and scientists will:

  • help improve understanding of the opportunities for NbS investments emerging from recent developments in carbon finance and sustainable finance regulations
  • build dialogue to increase adoption of good practices, lessons learned, and of latest innovations
  • inform policy processes.

Join this event on 30 March to learn about recent developments in carbon markets and sustainable land use.


CIFOR-ICRAF at GLF Africa Digital Conference

The GLF Africa Digital Conference will highlight leading change-makers, voices and thinkers from Africa and the world to show the power of community-led action for food security, drought management and healthy ecosystems.

The day will feature inspiring speakers, the latest science, virtual speakers, concerts, job opportunities and the chance to network with those shaping the future of the world.

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CIFOR-ICRAF speakers

Robert Nasi

Chief Operating Officer (COO), CIFOR-ICRAF;
Director General, CIFOR

Peter Minang

Director Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF

Alex Awiti

Senior Agroecology Policy and Advocacy Advisor, CIFOR-ICRAF

Erik Acanakwo

Scientist and Country Representative, Uganda, CIFOR-ICRAF

Emily Gallagher

Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Rhett Harrison

Tropical Forest Ecologist & Conservation Biologist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Amy Ickowitz

Senior Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Decolius Kalumo


Alice Karanja

Post-Doctoral Fellow, CIFOR-ICRAF

Susan Onyango

Global Communications Coordinator, CIFOR-ICRAF


GLF Climate

Taking place alongside the UN COP27 climate change conference, the GLF Climate hybrid conference calls for ambitious, concrete action to stop the climate crisis. Speakers include leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders.


Stefan Schmitz: Sowing the seeds of a greener future | #GLFClimate 2021