Why is GLF Africa 2021 critical to African drylands now?

by Sophie Mbugua

The Global Landscape Forum Africa 2021 kicks off tomorrow, the 2nd June, for two days. The digital Th The conference will play an essential role in identifying knowledge gaps while seeking solutions to the challenging issues facing drylands and the people that live in them.

Why is this conference critical for the African drylands now? What is being done on the ground to accelerate their protection and restoration?

Africa climate conversations podcast posed this question to the Regreening Africa-CIFOR-ICRAF’s program manager, Mieke Bourne, Dr. Mary Njenga, a bioenergy research scientist at World Agroforestry, Dr. Agnes Kalibata), the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Fatou Jeng the Clean Earth Gambia founder and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), ecosystems principal researcher Chris Dickens.

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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 tomorrow the 2nd and 3rd of June this year.

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