Framing the UN Decade: An African Perspective on Ecosystem Restoration

21 Jun 2021

This Opening Plenary frames and defines the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration through the African perspective. Join leading figures as they celebrate Africa’s drylands and lay out their vision for ecosystem restoration. A series of keynote speeches, interspersed by an inter-generational dialogue, are followed by a discussion with experts who reflect on how ecosystem restoration can be achieved from the ground up.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): Africa, community-led restoration, drylands, green growth, restoration, sustainable development, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Global Landscapes Forum


  • Inger Andersen

    Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Maria Flachsbarth

    Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Ibrahim Thiaw

    Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

  • John Kamanga

    Director, South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO)

  • Agnes Kalibata

    President, UN Special Envoy, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2021 Food Systems Summit

  • Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

    Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting

  • Akinwumi A. Adesina

    President, African Development Bank Group

  • Wanjira Mathai

    Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute (WRI)


  • Tony Simons

    Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) , Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Cinderella Ndlovu

    Director and Founder, GreenHut Trust, Youth in Landscapes Initiative

  • Siham Drissi

    Programme Management Officer, UN Environment