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  • West Africa:Around 30 million people are expected to face food insecurity in 2017

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    ReliefWeb: Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017 In the Sahel, extreme poverty, climate change, armed conflict and insecurity continue to threaten the lives of millions already living on the brink. These interdependent drivers are behind the staggering levels of structural, chronic and acute vulnerability present in the region. Where the chronic seasonal cycle is broken, progress and success […]




  • Action4Climate video challenge by Connect4Climate

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    The Uniting4Climate International VR Pitch Competition asks for a pitch – a proposal for a VR production in the form of a 400-word description and a 1 minute sample video – that will use the particular qualities of VR to illustrate and explain to best effect climate solutions and action, inspiring the unity behind solving […]




  • Climate Change Online Learning

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      Welcome to Climate Change Online Learning. This is the one- stop- shop providing access to well-researched, cutting edge knowledge around climate change to all. Dive through our catalog of i) virtually facilitated and self- paced e-Courses; and ii) Nuggets of knowledge through Bite Size Learning/Videos. Topics: Carbon Pricing, Climate Change, Carbon Tax, Climate Finance, Greenhouse […]




  • Ethiopia wins Gold at the 2017 Future Policy Award

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    Future Policy Award crowns the World’s Best Land Restoration Policies Ethiopia wins Gold Award │ Other winning policies from China, Brazil and Jordan Hamburg / Bonn / Ordos: More people, less erosion – Ethiopia’s Tigray region demonstrates that this can be a reality: They will take home the Gold Future Policy Award 2017, beating 26 other […]




  • TerrAfrica Events at COP 13

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    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 […]




  • The TerrAfrica Brand And Visual Identity

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    The TerrAfrica Brand And Visual Identity High-quality, cost-effective, and technically sound communication products serve an important role in raising awareness, visibility, and understanding of sustainable land management (SLM) across TerrAfrica’s stakeholder base and beyond. An integrated and consistent image strengthens the overall product impact, helps to achieve short-term and long-term cost savings, and creates efficiencies […]




  • Sustainable Land Management in the Kagera Basin

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    Presents sustainable land management techniques and approaches that have been tested and adapted by local practitioners in 26 districts of the Kagera basin, which is shared by Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Download




  • Results from Kagera Basin show real success in tackling land degradation and climate change

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    Knowledge is the basis for sustainable development, but successful implementation depends on understanding what works in the field and where to improve lives and the environment. This is why a new FAO book released on June 29 in Rome – Sustainable Land Management in the Kagera Basin – presents sustainable land management techniques and approaches that […]




  • BRICKS Regional workshop on communicating project results to different audiences.

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    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.




  • For Ethiopia’s farmers, landscape management and tenure lead to more resilience and income

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    “You have to see it to believe it,” said Abraha Hagos, an Orthodox priest and a father of ten who lives in Tigray region’s Enderta woreda (district) in northern Ethiopia. Now he has yields that are double what he used to have just three years ago. Enderta woreda was once known for its dry and dusty […]




  • Think about Land not Turf

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    The Sustainable Land Management Project II recently won the prestigious President’s Award for Innovation. One among the eight awardees, the project team was commended for `Improving land rights among landless youth in Ethiopian watersheds’. Inside Africa caught up with Stephen Danyo, the task team leader for the project to learn more about the innovative approach. […]




  • A guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) : Assessing forest landscape restoration opportunities at the national or sub-national level

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    Recent developments have seen forest landscape restoration (FLR) become widely recognized as an important means of not only restoring ecological integrity at scale but also generating additional local-to-global benefits. This handbook presents the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), which provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyze FLR potential and […]




  • Landscape Approach 101 Course Announcement

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    Good news. The self-paced version of Landscape Approach 101 e-course is now available for TerrAfrica community. You can find it here: https://olc.worldbank.org/content/landscape-approach-101-self-paced. The Landscape-based Approach is increasingly recognized as an effective mean to address challenges in food security, ecosystem conservation, and climate change. This e-course explains key features of landscape approach, governance and showcases. It […]




  • World Day to Combat Desertification

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    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. These […]




  • Global Restoration Council

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    Date: TBD Bonn, Germany The Global Restoration Council aims to harness the collective wisdom, influence and energy of its members to catalyze and sustain. Read More 




  • G 20 Meeting

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    July 7–8, 2017 Hamburg, Germany The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. Read More




  • AMCEN

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    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”.(Read more.)




  • UNCCD COP 13

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    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 […]