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