Local people critical in restoration of African drylands.

by Sophie Mbugua

African drylands are home to more than half a billion people who live and work in the drylands.

“We need to rethink restoration within the dryland. The voice of the people must be part of the design, implementation, and the monitoring process,” Lalisa Duguma, a scientist with the World Agroforestry, told the Africa Climate conversations. “Restoring drylands is not a walk in the park. It needs a very strong commitments, skillsets, understanding the social-cultural complexity existing in those location.”

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Who defines what is degraded? As you listen to today’s episode, remember the GLF Africa 2021 Conference happens online on the 2nd and 3rd of June this year. Click here to register.

The Restoration of the African Dryland series is a six-part series on the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Digital Conferenceled by the Center for the International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). In collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank and Charter Members.The GLF 2021 Conference will be happening online on the 2nd and 3rd of June this year.

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