AFR100 and the Global Landscapes Forum team up in Accra

The Fourth AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting will bring together leadership from 28 partner countries, restoration champions, private sector representatives, and technical experts to Accra, Ghana from October 26 to 29. The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) is a Pan-African initiative to restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030.

To date, 28 African countries have pledged to restore 113 million hectares through the AFR100 Initiative and the Bonn Challenge, surpassing the commitment goal. Twenty-eight technical and 12 financial partners are supporting AFR100.

The Initiative is owned and led by Africa: The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) is the AFR100 Secretariat and African stakeholders — from community leaders and smallholder farmers, to government representatives at all levels and investors — drive the agenda. Learn more about this exciting event here.

The meeting will be held back-to-back with the 2019 Global Landscapes Forum Africa from October 29 to 30. The Global Landscapes Forum is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on sustainable land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. They have connected 4,900 organizations and 190,000 participants to their gatherings in Warsaw, Lima, London, Paris, Marrakech, Jakarta, Bonn, Washington D.C., Katowice, Nairobi and Kyoto – and reached over 500 million people from 185 countries.

Join leaders and policy makers from across Africa, scientists, representatives from corporate and finance sectors, indigenous communities, youth and women’s groups, global media, and tens of thousands around the world at this year's Accra meeting.

AFR100 and the Global Landscapes Forum both support two United Nations campaigns: the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and the UN Decade on Family Farming (2019-2028). Through implementing landscape restoration, countries and other partners will contribute to these UN-mandated goals and ultimately help thousands of rural communities thrive throughout the 28 member countries.