Who has the right to the land? Success stories of youth and women leadership in restoration

07 Oct 2022

About GLF Africa 2022

 

GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate changeCOVID-19 and the war in Ukraine

Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

Accelerating local leadership at scale

 

The session hosted by GLFx Nairobi and the International Land Coalition Africa (ILC Africa) has the key objective of identifying best practices, blueprints, and successful models for accelerating youth and women leadership in restoration by showcasing success stories of individual to collective women and youth leadership in restoration that can be replicated or scaled from Kenya and beyond sub-Saharan Africa.
This includes their leadership in decision-making around the governance of resources, knowledge, and innovations in restoration implementation, as said by social innovators:
No one way can fix it all in land restoration, we must apply different strategies that apply to different people and communities,” Kaluki Paul Mutuku, Kenya Innovation Action Network.
 
“When you engage the youth, you are engaging the warriors,”  Ann Njuki, International Land Coalition Kenya.

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa

community-led restoration land governance women youth

  • Lavender Ondere

    Environment, climate change, natural Resource Management, and resilience expert, World Vision Kenya

  • Janephrice Talian

    Local Landscape Restoration Expert, chairperson, Cheptais Community Forest Association (CFA)

  • Ann Gachambi Njuki

    Member organization, Groots Kenya, ILC Africa

  • Kaluki Paul Mutuku

    Co-founder, Regional Director for Africa, Kenya Environmental Action Network (KEAN), Youth4Nature