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.
Insights from PROGREEN landscape programs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Today, Sub-Saharan Africa’s landscapes are some of the most threatened on the planet. About 20% of the continent’s land is degraded. PROGREEN delivers investments and promotes knowledge activities in support of landscape restoration and rural resilience globally, with a majority-African portfolio.
On October 11-12, PROGREEN co-sponsored the World Bank’s “Landscapes for a Livable Planet” pavilion at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Nairobi. In partnership with the FOLUR Impact Program, the World Bank pavilion served as an opportunity for the PROGREEN team to convene partners, share our latest knowledge products, and co-host side events.