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  • World Day to Combat Desertification

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    June 17, 2019 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. Read More




  • 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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    August 23, 2017 Libreville, Gabon The Sixteenth Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN).




  • 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 […]




  • UNCCC COP 23

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    November 6 – 17, 2017 Bonn, Germany The Bonn 2017 UN climate change conference is where governments will convene to discuss next steps after the 2015 Paris Agreement. Read More




  • Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day.

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    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

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    Monday, March 6, 2017 African Landscapes Dialogue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia More information about this four-day event running from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 March 2017 can be found here.




  • Cameroon to restore 12 million hectares of forests and agricultural land, bolstering food and water security

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    PRESS RELEASE February 23, 2017 JOHANNESBURG – Cameroon has committed to restoring more than 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative and the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). With this pledge, the country joins 21 other African countries that have committed to restore a new total […]




  • Land for life. Create Wealth, Transform Lives

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    Becoming land degradation neutral is not simply about restoring degraded lands. It is about self-interest making sure the land can still provide food and fresh water for us, our children, and to the third and fourth generations. In this edition of “Land for Life” TerrAfrica contributed three articles, “Restoring the Resilience of Ethiopia’s Highlands People […]




  • Making Ends Meet: Bringing Stakeholders Together for Healthier Landscapes in Mozambique

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    By Joao Moura, Natural Resource Management Specialist (Consultant), World Bank “What advice would you give to the Chinese Government when asked how to go about restoring and managing a highly degraded area as large as the Loess Plateau?” This was the first assignment given to groups participating in the training “Towards Resilient Landscapes” in Nampula, […]




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

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    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 […]




  • Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands : Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

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    Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for of millions. Download Confronting Drought […]




  • Building a Convening Platform for various Landscapes Initiatives

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    Political will for restoration has never been stronger. Restoration is widely understood as a key strategy to meet climate change and sustainable development goals and to secure vital food, water, and energy resources. Back in October 2015, the African Union endorsed a target to restore 100 million hectares (247 million acres) of degraded land by […]




  • Regreening heritage landscapes and revitalizing communities in the Sahel & Sahara

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    Different studies and publications have documented strategies and solutions to effectively address land degradation and promote resilient landscapes in Africa, and drylands challenges have become a common denominator. The TerrAfrica Partnership recently hosted a side event at the Global Landscapes Forum during the margins of the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco to look into […]




  • Africa’s new partnerships allowed it to achieve true independence. We must now go a step further.

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    Each year, Africa is gathering in New York on the occasion of the Africa Week. Each year, the NEPAD presents its various achievements for the past 12 months to its numerous partners from all over the world. It is then timely that this year Africa Week will celebrate new partnerships. One inevitably thinks of the […]




  • Africa – the Fire Continent: Fire in Contemporary African Landscapes

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    Science tells us that many plant species and ecosystems in Africa benefit from fire and indeed need fire to remain healthy. Traditional farmers recognize this and have for centuries frequently burnt grasslands to stimulate and maintain their grazing potential. However, in the last 150 years, people have changed the fire cycle. They have often increased […]




  • Africa – the Fire Continent: Fire in Contemporary African Landscapes

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    Science tells us that many plant species and ecosystems in Africa benefit from fire and indeed need fire to remain healthy. Traditional farmers recognize this and have for centuries frequently burnt grasslands to stimulate and maintain their grazing potential. However, in the last 150 years, people have changed the fire cycle. They have often increased […]