AFR100 Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities for Scaling up Forest Landscape Restoration

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM UTC/GMT+1


This GLF side event will bring together AFR100 partners to showcase models for large-scale FLR. While country pledges represent a very important step towards restoring forests and tree-rich, productive landscapes, challenges become apparent with the move towards implementing FLR at scale. The side event will address:

  • Spatially explicit land use planning and the respective cartographic fundaments
  • Monitoring of FLR in partner countries and strengthening capacity of partners to take on responsibility in managing national FLR-Portfolio
  • Land and resource tenure
  • Institutional capacities in technical, planning, implementing and monitoring aspects
  • Financial resources, national and international 


BMZ: Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director General Commissioner for the “One World - No Hunger” Initiative and Ms. Birgit Gerhardus, Head of Division Rural development, Land Rights and Forests (confirmed)

NEPAD: Mamadou Diakhité (confirmed)

WRI: Sean De Witt, Director Global Restoration Initiative (confirmed)

World Bank: Ms. Karin Kemper, Senior Director (confirmed)

IUCN: Mr. Stewart Maginnis (confirmed)

Ministers from two AFR100 countries (t.b.c.)

GLF posted a video transcript following the event, which can be found here

For the AFR100 Initiative | GLF Media Release, click herePDF icon MediaRelease_AFR100 SideEvent_GLF.pdf

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