About GLF Nairobi 2023: ‘A new Vision for Earth’


The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, held on October 11 and 12, convened global thought leaders to set the stage for COP28, the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference. This pivotal event mobilised action on critical issues affecting humanity, biodiversity, and our planet.

The conference featured two focused days: Day 1 centered on “Africa’s Sovereign Solutions,” exploring pathways to a sustainable and prosperous future for the continent. Day 2, dedicated to climate, aimed to craft a “Survival Guide for a Planet in Crisis,” paving the way for a fairer world ahead of COP28.

GLF Nairobi brought together a diverse coalition of influential voices, ranging from scientists, activists, and Indigenous leaders to financiers, women, youth, policymakers, and private sector representatives. As a united front, we collectively championed change and passionately advocated for meaningful action in these pivotal times.


About this session


The International Bamboo and Ratan Organization (INBAR) was introduced as a pivotal resource for green jobs and economic growth in Africa. Five presenters discussed the National Bamboo Strategy’s impact on land restoration in different countries. They emphasized bamboo’s ecological restoration potential and its role in sustainability and economic development.

The session underscored the importance of policy, market access, resource development, and pro-poor value chains to unlock bamboo’s benefits. South-South cooperation and comprehensive incentives were also discussed to ensure the broad-reaching advantages of bamboo value chains. The meeting concluded with a reminder of the importance of planning for the future through bamboo initiatives.


Can bamboo save African livelihoods?

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Africa

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