Enhancing Restoration Capacities in African Drylands: A Decade for Action

24 Jun 2021

Get an inside look at the results of the African capacity needs assessment undertaken by the UN FAO-led task force on best practices. Discussions in this session raise awareness of the existing systemic capacities for restoration as well as the current gaps and barriers and of the opportunities to meet these needs in the context of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Panellists highlight pathways towards enhancing practitioners’ capacities through the development or up-scaling of key knowledge products and various capacities development initiatives, such as the Landscape Academy, the FAO-ELTI youth contest, and the Restoration Factory.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): Africa, capacity building, drylands, education, learning, restoration, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Global Landscapes Forum

  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)


  • Tiina Vähänen

    Deputy Director, Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Christophe Besacier

    Senior Forestry Officer, Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Faustine Zoveda

    Forestry Officer, Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism Forestry Division , Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Robin Chazdon

    Research and Consultant, Forestoration International

  • Adejoke Olukemi Akinyele

    Reader, Department of Forest Production and Products, University of Ibadan

  • Esther Ekua Amoako

    Lecturer, Faculty of Natural Resource and Environment, University for Development Studies, Tamale Ghana/PhD student at Rhodes University, South Africa

  • Patrick P. Kalas

    Natural Resources Officer (Capacity, Institutional Development and Governance), Office for Climate, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Jesca Jepkosgei Kiplagat

    Community of Practice Coordinator, Africa Chapter Manager, GLFx

  • Moussa Maïhatchi Chipkao

    Alumni of the Restoration Factory, PDG Centre Africain d’Agrobusiness (CAAB)

  • Estelle Manuela Nganlo Keguep

    Forest environmentalist, ELTI alumni

  • Cora van Oosten

    Senior Project Leader, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University

  • Steve Makungwa

    Senior lecturer, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources