Drylands of Hope: Stories from African Youth

24 Jun 2021

Young people in Africa are increasingly interested in being a part of the restoration movement – either by leading restoration in their landscapes or by joining an existing restoration project. But it’s not always easy to identify which activities to join, or how to start your own project.

In this session, jointly organized by Youth 4 Nature (Y4N) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), we explore how young people across Africa are getting involved in restoration; how they started their journeys; the challenges they have faced; and the solutions they have found. Two young African leaders at the forefront of landscape restoration share with us their inspiring stories, and explain how drylands are landscapes of hope – for communities and for nature.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): activism, Africa, drylands, restoration, volunteering, youth, youth employment

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

  • Youth4Nature


  • Patience Onyeche Adaje

    PhD candidate in Environmental Economics and Management, University of Agriculture Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria

  • Olupot Joseph

    Assistant Director, Priceless Farms, YIL Alumni