Africa High Level Bonn Challenge Roundtable




March 22, 2018

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The Bonn Challenge is a global aspiration to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded lands by 2020. The initiative is well on track to achieving its 2020 target. However, ambition and success should not be measured simply in commitments of hectares – what matters most is implementation on the ground. Furthered by these targets and commitments, concrete FLR action is in both developing and developed countries and the range of partners supporting restoration action is expanding. With this, transformational change is underway and important steps for creating an enabling environment for restoration have been taken.

In order to maintain this momentum and to raise ambition for landscape restoration, the Government of Rwanda, with the support of the Secretariat of the East African Community and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), hosted the Bonn Challenge EAC+ 2016 High-Level Roundtable. The objectives set for the high-level roundtable were;

  • To recognize and further catalyze leadership on forest landscape restoration in the EAC + region.
  • To explore opportunities for cooperation to accelerate implementation of restoration. 
  • To provide a platform for the exchange of experiences on commitments, policies, plans and other relevant measures aimed at strengthening forest landscape restoration in the region.

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