Great Green Wall

Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Chad

The Great Green Wall is a spectacular bid to restore savannas, grasslands and farmlands across the breadth of Africa. It’s designed to help families and nature cope with climate change and keep the Sahara from spreading deeper into one of the world’s poorest regions.

Launched by the African Union in 2007, this flagship has grown from a tree-planting drive into a comprehensive rural development initiative. It wants to transform the lives of millions in the Sahel region by creating a mosaic of green and productive landscapes across 11 countries. While the Great Green Wall targets degraded land stretching right across the continent, this World Restoration Flagship has a particular focus on Burkina Faso and Niger.

The initiative in numbers
15,920,000 Hectares restored
100,000,000 Hectares to be restored by 2030
10,000,000 Green jobs to be created by 2030
“My motivation is really to advance the position of women, to support the entrepreneurship of women and youth and to develop my municipality, one way or another”
Salamatou Souley, Mayor of Kollo

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