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.
This World Restoration Flagship is coordinated by Pan-African Great Green Wall Agency, Initiative of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Burkina Faso, Great Green Wall National Agency of Niger, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, The Great Green Wall Accelerator - The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, The Center for International Forestry Research, Global Landscapes Forum and The World Food Programme.