Scaling Finance: Restoring Africa’s Drylands through Private Investment and Local Projects

24 Jun 2021


Restoring Africa’s drylands is a major economic opportunity: Every $1 invested can lead to $7-30 in economic benefits. Recognizing that opportunity, investors have committed more than $15 billion to AFR100 and the Great Green Wall  2030.

Now, billions of those dollars need to be directly invested in entrepreneurs and community organizations with the necessary long-term vision, local knowledge, and technical expertise to transform Africa’s drylands.

This presentation, presented during World Resources Institute’s session “Scaling Finance: Restoring Africa’s Drylands through Private Investment and Local Projects” at GLF Africa 2021″, identifies pathways towards unlocking private funding for community-led restoration initiatives.

 

Author: World Resources Institute (WRI)

Publisher: World Resources Institute

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): blended finance, community initiatives, community-led restoration, drylands, ecopreneurship, finance, impact investing, private finance, restoration

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa