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First Great Green Wall Conference, may 2-7 2016, Dakar-Senegal

The First Conference on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative is a global event that will gather more than 20 African countries North and South of the Sahara and all partners of the GGWSSI initiative.

This first conference on the theme: “restoring Africa Landscapes: the way foward” will be held in Dakar -Senegal from may 2 to 7, 2016.

The Conference Objectives:

  • Deepen commitment of participating countries and organizations to transformational actions
  • Communicate results achieved
  • Share experiences and knowledge across implementing partners

The Conference highlights:

  • One-day High Level segment bringing together African Ministers and development partners
  • Three days of technical sessions to exchange and share knowledge about programs and projects in support of the Great Green Wall such as:
  • The $1.1 billion WB/GEF Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP)
  • The restoration approach of FAO’s Action Against Desertification (Link AAD)
  • The Local Environmental Coalition for a Green Union (FLEUVE) project (Link FLEUVE)
  • Practical interactive seminars on innovation, communication and knowledge services
    Optional field visit to Kaniak and Lac Rose, Senegal

Download the First Great Green Wall conference flyer