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.


Learn about the power of filmmaking in conservation


Meet Anthony Ochieng –conservation photographer and filmmaker, TonyWild Foundation, and director of The Forest Guardian– and ask him about the creation of his short film and how he worked with its protagonist and the community. Anthony will notably address how films showcasing the local perspective could help policymakers identify solutions and how conservation should go beyond to promote a respectful and sustainable interaction between humans and nature. Hear about the potential of sustainably financing forests and the importance of portraying communities and local people as stewards.

Learn more about the New Vision for Earth Film Festival, alongside GLF Nairobi, for a series of selected documentaries, Q&A sessions with the creators, and a discussion panel on the intersection of storytelling and landscape restoration.

The Forest Guardian: Q&A with the director

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

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