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Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
2 million hectares
Year Committed: 
Priority Interventions: 
  • Ghana's Northern Savannah Ecological zone forms part of the West Africa Sahel region and is highly vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change due its geographic location and the dependence of its population on natural resources, rainfed agriculture and transhumance systems
  • This area was identified as one of the priority zones which needs immediate attention under the Ghana Strategic Investment Framework (GSIF) for Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
  • The area has rich biodiversity, which is threatened in many areas as a result of the loss of important ecosystems and habitats
  • Transitional and forest zones of Ghana are being threatened by mining, charcoal production and unsustainable agricultural activities
Alignment with domestic targets: 
  • AFR100 is in accordance with Ghana's Government's national priorities and their commitments to the three Rio Conventions, namely the UN Convention to Combat Drought and Desrtificqation (UNCCD), the UN Framework Convenetion on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Restore the northern savannah ecological zone under the Ghana Strategic Investment Framework for sustainable land management
  • The World Bank is a major donor
  • Project support from WRI, IUCN