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  • The 2017 TerrAfrica-NEPAD training conference: Building communicators’ capacity for effective communication on SLM activities in Africa

    By Wesley Lang’at TerrAfrica in partnership with NEPAD organized a four-day training in Nairobi, Kenya between the 4th and 8th of October, 2017. The theme of the event was “Using Media for Development” and it was attended by communicators and public relations practitioners in charge of communication in ministries that implement Sustainable Land and Water […]

  • TerrAfrica events at COP 13

    The thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will be hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China at Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China from 6-16 September 2017. TerrAfrica will host two side events on “Fighting Land Degradation […]

  • BRICKS Regional workshop on communicating project results to different audiences

    July 17-21, 2017 Niamey, Niger “Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services” (BRICKS) Project Communicating the Sahel And West Africa Project (SAWAP) projects results and value addition success stories in support of the various national Great Green Wall (GGW) projects to key audiences. The workshop enabled communication experts and journalists to continue raising public awareness and […]

  • World Day to Combat Desertification

    June 17, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk. […]

  • Global Restoration Council

    Date: TBD Bonn, Germany The Global Restoration Council aims to harness the collective wisdom, influence and energy of its members to catalyze and sustain a global movement for restoration. The Council is a voluntary, non-departmental entity supported by the World Resources Institute on behalf of, and as a contribution to, the Global Partnership for Forest […]

  • G 20 Meeting

    July 7–8, 2017 Hamburg, Germany The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues.The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic questions. At their meetings, which have been held annually since 2008, the heads of state and government of the G20 have traditionally addressed issues […]


    June 2017 Libreville, Gabon The Sixteenth Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) under the theme: “Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions to accelerate implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 in Africa” took place on June 2017. (Read more).

  • UNCCD COP 13

    September 4-15, 2017 Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China The thirteen session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13), the sixteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC16), and the thirteenth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST13) will be held at Ordos International Convention and Exhibition […]

  • UNCCC COP 23

    November 6 – 17, 2017 Bonn, Germany The Bonn 2017  UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerate the transformation to sustainable, resilient and climate-safe development. (Read More)

  • Africa environment and Wangari Maathai day

    March 1-3, 2017 The celebration of Wangari Maathai Day is in recognition of the work and life of the late Nobel Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai, who dedicated her life to promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development in Africa. In January 2012, the African Union (AU) adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the […]

  • African landscapes dialogue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    March 6, 2017 The event gives chance to African leaders implementing different Sustainable Land and water Management (SLM) projects to exchange experience, skills and knowledge developed through shared activities. To learn more click here

  • TerrAfrica to bring strategic solutions to Cote d’Ivoire’s SLWM

    On December 8 and 9, 2016 TerrAfrica Secretariat and it’s partners will launch a TerrAfrica SLWM platform in Côte d’Ivoire. The launch’s overall goal is to assist Côte d’Ivoire improve natural resource-based livelihoods by preventing and reversing land degradation by providing restoration opportunities in developing the country’s strategic investment framework. The team will participate in a series […]

  • AFR100 Regional Conference, 11-12 October 2016

    The NEPAD Agency and its partners (BMZ, WRI and World Bank) of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR 100) held the First Regional Conference of the AFR100 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two-day regional conference was graced by H.E Ato Kebede Yimam Dawd, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change of the Republic of […]

  • 15th TerrAfrica Executive Committee Meeting, 15-16 October, 2016

    The Fifteenth Session of the TerrAfrica Executive Committee (TAEC 15) was held at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-16 October 2016.  The meeting was the first following the adoption in December 2015 of a new five-year TerrAfrica business plan (2016-2020), which emphasizes a broader focus on landscapes approach to […]

  • TerrAfrica communication seminar

    TerrAfrica has been supporting several communication and information sharing initiatives, from which the necessity for greater coherence in communicating the Sustainable Land & Water Management (SLWM) and African landscapes messages across different sectors has been identified.  Consistency and harmonisation in communicating SLWM/TerrAfrica has emerged as key in fighting land degradation in Africa. On April 5-8, […]

  • TerrAfrica events at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris

    TerrAfrica Executive Committee Meeting. The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France. TerrAfrica will host its Executive Committee Meeting […]

  • Rio conventions pavilion event: Informing future engagement for scaling up sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Rio conventions pavilion event: Informing future engagement for scaling up sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa – Lessons from the Strategic Investment Programme (SIP). Launched in 2008, the Strategic Investment Program (SIP) for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) was the first high profile engagement on the global issue of land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa. SIP was […]