Media Wrap-up: Fourth AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting

From October 26 to 30, AFR100 was in the news. Held back to the back with the Global Landscapes Forum Accra, the Fourth AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting brought together delegates from over 20 countries and technical and financial partners to discuss pushing the African restoration movement forward. Are you curious to know what happened throughout the meeting? You can find a complete media wrap-up of the meeting below, and the partnership's own wrap-up here.

AFR100: Restoring the future of Africa | Landscape News

“Forest landscape restoration is more than just planting trees,” said Mamadou Diakhite, leader of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) Secretariat at the opening of its Fourth Annual Partnership Meeting in Accra, Ghana on 28 October.

FAO supports African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative | Business Ghana

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has initiated a regional project to support the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in the implementation and monitoring of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100).

The forest is our pharmacy, our lungs and our supermarket | Modern Ghana

Ghana’s Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has made a strong case for the protection and restoration of African forests, saying the forests remain the potent source for sustainable livelihood.

Discovering Ghana's Youth Afforestation Program | AFR100.org

The Fourth Annual Partnership Meeting of the African Forest Landscape Restoration (AFR100) that has drawn experts from across Africa started on a high note. Participants travelled with the Forestry Commission of Ghana to learn about its Youth in Agriculture and Afforestation Programme.

Africa’s Youth make Land Restoration their Business | IPS News

ACCRA, Ghana/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 2019 (IPS) - The last time Siyabulela Sokomani ran a marathon he did so with a tree strapped to his back. A native wild olive sapling to be exact. It affected his race time for sure, with the seasoned runner completing the 42.2 km race in 4.42 hours rather than his usual 3.37 hours.

From Indigenous apps to arts festivals, the many ways Africa is restoring itself | Landscape News

Ecosystem restoration, as defined by U.N. Environment, is “a process of reversing the degradation of ecosystems, such as landscapes, lakes and oceans to regain their ecological functionality.”

2 Million hectares degraded land, forest cover to be restored | Graphic Online

About two million hectares of the country’s depleted forest and land cover are to be restored under a joint programme of the African Union, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and other development partners.

Youth, women join calls for climate justice at Global Landscapes Forum | Joy Online

“Nature is rebelling against us (but) it’s time for reconciliation between man and nature,” shouted Yaw Osei-Darkwa, as the youth activist and social entrepreneur brought his audience to its feet to sing the civil rights anthem to overcoming injustice, including landscape destruction.

Accra : Joseph Tsongo plaide pour la reconnaissance des efforts de jeunes en matière de restauration | Environews RDC

Participant à la 4 ème réunion annuelle de l’initiative AFR 100 qui  se déroule à Accra depuis le 27 octobre dernier, Joseph Tsongo jeune ambassadeur de l’AFR100 venu de la République démocratique du Congo plaide en faveur de la reconnaissance des efforts fournis par tous les jeunes du continent qui s’adonnent du mieux qu’ils peuvent aux activités de restauration.

Forêt : Le CIFOR scelle un nouveau partenariat  technique avec l’Initiative AFR100 | Environews RDC

Alors que le monde se prépare en vue de la Décennie pour la restauration des écosystèmes 2021-2030, le Centre de recherche forestière internationale (CIFOR) vient de devenir le nouveau partenaire technique de l’Initiative pour la restauration des paysages forestiers africains, AFR100. Un partenariat qui permettra d’assurer l’adéquation des activités de restauration du CIFOR avec le cadre de travail de l’AFR100, d’optimiser la collaboration et le partage des connaissances entre les deux partenaires et de contribuer aux objectifs de restauration de l’AFR100.

AFR100 : Pour WRI << les travaux d’ACCRA donne le ton pour passer de l‘engagement à l’action >> | Environews RDC

Organisation internationale œuvrant dans le secteur de l’environnement, World Ressources Institute ( WRI), est aussi un partenaire clé dans l’initiative AFR100 qui consiste à restaurer 100 millions d’hectares des terres dégradées en Afrique d’ici à 2030. Fortement représenté à la 4 ème réunion annuelle de l’initiative AFR100 qui se tient à ACCRA, WRI voit en ces assises, une opportunité favorable qui aidera les pays qui ont souscrit à cette initiative, de passer à la phase la plus importante du processus de restauration.

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