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How to Apply to the Land Accelerator Africa
Fabiana Chamis and Gilbert Muvunankiko
A joint analysis carried out by the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD and its AFR100 implementing partners. AUDA-NEPAD devised a monitoring framework to guide the development of an envisioned digital platform that will provide data driven metrics to regularly track and report forest landscape restoration (FLR) efforts.
Quail S, Diakhite M
A joint analysis carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD and presents the successes so far and the remaining difficulties and opportunities across the continent in restoring land degraded by conversion and forest clearance, overuse of natural resources, urbanization, drought, and other factors.
Mansourian, S., Berrahmouni, N.
As African countries look for best pathways to build more durable, inclusive and resilient economies, the Fifth AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting provides a unique and timely opportunity to stress that our lives are built on healthy landscapes.
AFR100 5th Annual Partnership Meeting
This report documents the key outcomes and lessons learned from the Sahel and West Africa Program in support of the Great Green Wall (SAWAP) from 2012 to 2019.
Stirrett Wood, George Henry; Reij, Chris; Winterbottom, Bob
This report aims to support decision makers at the Federal and Regional levels of the Ethiopian government to use tree-based businesses to create employment opportunities and contribute to sustainable forest management.
By Tsega Mengesha (EFCCC), Meseret Edosa (EFCCC), Gebre Firdu (EFCCC), and Meseret Shiferaw (WRI)
With 59 countries, subnational governments and private organizations having made pledges to restore over 168 million hectares, the support of regional initiatives such as the AFR100 and Initiative 20x20, and tremendous high-level political support across all regions, the Bonn Challenge has raised the profile on restoration across the board. This report shows through policy analysis in 13 selected countries that linkages and complementarity between the nature and objectives of Bonn Challenge pledges and the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets are robust, therefore the opportunity to optimize synergies and impact needs to be realized. Pathway to this include strengthening (inter)sectoral coordination, consolidating reporting schemes for Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and LDN, and aligning investments and actions within the national restoration agendas and LDN agendas.
By Leah Gichuki, Rens Brouwer, Jonathan Davies, Adriana Vidal, Mirjam Kuzee, Chris Magero, Sven Walter, Pedro Lara, Christiana Oragbade and Ben Gilbey | IUCN
A first-ever regional workshop on the theme of “AFR100 Technical Partners (TP) Meeting” was held in Dakar, Senegal on 28th and 29th of May 2019 under the auspices of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), formerly the New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD). The workshop convened over thirty (30) participants, mostly senior managers, from prominent international institutions representing the United Nations (UN) agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), the private sector, as well as three AFR100 country focal points (Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal).
AFR100 Secretariat
A 10-year project in the East Usambara mountains of Tanzania improved the prospects for people and threatened forests.
By Stephanie Mansourian, Peter Sumbi, Eustack Bonifasi, Charles Meshack, Isaac Malugu, Daniel Vallauri | WWF
In Malawi forests provide fuelwood, food and building materials for the country’s young, growing population and represent 1.8% of GDP. Recognizing that land degradation and deforestation threaten economic growth and the livelihoods of rural communities, the Government has created the Malawi Youth Forest Restoration Programme.
Department of Forestry, Malawi
This report is a summary results and synthesis of the plenary sessions and parallel working groups of the proceedings of the Third Annual Partner Meeting of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100), held at the InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 26th -28th August 2018. 
PICO TEAM and AFR100 Management Team
A new publication providing facts, figures and key messages to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration, leading to more restoration action. 
Besseau, P., Graham, S. and Christophersen, T. (eds.)
We, the participants gathered in Niamey on September 26th and 27th 2017 for the second AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting, hosted by the Government of Niger, the NEPAD Agency and partners issue this “Niamey Call for Action on the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative”.
AFR100 Partners
2nd AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting Report 26-28 October 2017, Niamey, Niger
AFR100 Partners
Governance Note
AFR100 Secretariat
AFR100 Management Team Rules
AFR100 Secretariat
African Leadership Commitment to the Bonn Challenge and AFR100
An Africa-wide Restoration Jamboree.
Malawi and Mozambique have experiences to offer to the region from the assessments of restoration opportunities they have undertaken. These are providing information on restoration interventions and the multiple benefits they will bring, which will guide implementation of their Bonn Challenge and AFR100 commitments.
Participants at the first AFR100 annual meeting in Addis Ababa in October 2016 requested guidance on forest landscape restoration (FLR) from the AFR100 Secretariat. This white paper seeks to introduce important concepts regarding the restoration of deforested and degraded landscapes and to provide an overview of guiding principles for FLR implementation.
AFR100 Partners
Many countries have experience with monitoring and many countries are already restoring lands. However, monitoring restoration is a different process than monitoring deforestation.
AFR100 Working Paper Series: Monitoring Progress
Report: Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF)
FAO and Partners
This handbook presents the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), which provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyse FLR potential and locate special areas of opportunity at a national or sub-national level.
By Lars Laestadius, Stewart Maginnis, Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Carole Saint-Laurent, Daniel Shaw and Michael Verdone
The NEPAD Agency and its partners (BMZ, WRI and World Bank) of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR 100) held the First Regional Conference of the AFR100 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two-day regional conference was graced by H.E Ato Kebede Yimam Dawd, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change of the Republic of Ethiopia and Ms. Wanjira Mathai co-chair of the Global Restoration Council.
By Jürgen Hagmann , Edward Chuma and Joe Ramaru (PICOTEAM)
Through AFR100, national governments, public and private sector partners, international development programs and local communities will restore productivity to deforested and degraded landscapes in order to improve livelihoods.
By African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
More than USD 300 billion per year are needed to restore the world’s degraded land and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15.3 to combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil – including land affected by desertification, drought and floods – and strive to achieve a land-degradation neutral world by 2030.
Liagre, L.; Lara Almuedo, P.; Besacier, C.; Conigliaro, M.
A Practical Approach to Forest and Landscape Restoration
By Chris Reij and Robert Winterbottom
A Method for Developing Forest Landscape Restoration Strategies by Rapidly Assessing the status of Key Success Factors
By Craig Hanson, Kathleen Buckingham, Sean DeWitt and Lars Laestadius

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