Powering Africa’s Restoration Generation | AFR100 Webinar

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:15 PM Central Africa Time / 2:15 PM East Africa Time

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Nearly two-thirds of Africa’s land is degraded, which hinders sustainable economic development and resilience to climate change. Africa is one of the youngest continents in the world with 60% of its 1.2B people under the age of 25. 

These young people will be the drivers of Africa’s transformation and AFR100 stands to gain by finding ways to meaningfully engage them.  But for youth to fully engage in restoration we must understand why they are not already engaging. What are we not doing that is keeping them away? How can we incentivize them to engage? 

Young restoration entrepreneurs across Africa are helping their economies build back from COVID-19 by restoring land and participating across the supply chain. Now, with the AFR100 we have the platform to unleash the potential of youth in nature-based solutions to help move Africa’s Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) movement forward.

The AFR100 Secretariat, WRI Africa and UN Environment will collaborate in bringing a series of webinars to review the opportunities for youth in the restoration movement, showcase examples of active youth engagement that can be scaled, and showcase tools that youth can access to facilitate their participation.

The first webinar will give the AFR100 Youth Ambassadors a platform to share the opportunities they see and the role young people can play in the initiative.

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Speakers:

  • Mamadou Diakhite, Team Leader, AFR100 Secretariat
  • Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director, WRI Africa
  • Musonda Mumba, Chief, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, UN Environment
  • Uwase Hirwa Honorine, AFR100 Youth Ambassador
  • Mmabatho Motsamai, AFR100 Youth Ambassador
  • Siyabulela Sokomani, AFR100 Youth Ambassador
  • Tabi Joda, AFR100 Youth Ambassador
  • Joseph Tsongo, AFR100 Youth Ambassador

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