GLF Nairobi: August 29-30, 2018
Join thought-provoking discussions with experts, policymakers and local communities involved in combating deforestation and land degradation challenges throughout AfricaREAD MORE
When I started working in forest and landscape about 20 years ago, only innovative capital like GEF was promoting links between production and conservation; but today is a very special day. Having the private and Banking sectors investing in sustainable landscape is a revolution.
The land use sector has suffered disproportionately from setting the bar so high and being unable to generate expected results. But I don’t give up. We don’t have any other option.
When restoration commitments are made, it is young people like me who will get excited and ready to begin planting but to do that we need to build trust with investors.
We need to show farmers we can restore through production, and produce through restoration.
We need blended knowledge, we need to learn from the work of others. Then we can move on to blended finance for landscape restoration.
We need to convince our citizens that we need a restoration program. We are proving that restoration is a big issue, an urgent action that all actors should pay attention to.
The challenge is to really capitalize on the financial infrastructure we have; we need to collaborate effectively, know our role and how to put that capital to work.
We need to stop talking and thinking and acting like we will meet these targets, we will not. WE must all begin the work of adapting to a much warmer and uncertain global climate.
29 May 2018
ICRAF’s Tony Simons: Building better bonds to fund landscape restoration
Connecting the disconnected
27 May 2018
Microfinance 3.0: David Plattner on building an agro-blockchain for Africa
Major restoration intiative
26 May 2018
Milk for peace: A conversation with Alqueria’s Jaime Eduardo Gomez Gomez
Dairy despite conflict
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