Edition 2022

#AfricaDays2022

The Great Green Wall (GGW) for the Sahara and the Sahel is the flagship initiative of the African continent, and more particularly Africa’s drylands. The initiative aims to to restore ecosystems, transform degraded lands, restore soil fertility, and encourage the sustainable management of natural resources to guarantee better living conditions for Sahelian families.

During the One Planet Summit partners agreed on the need to accelerate the implementation of the GGW and made important financial commitments towards this goal.

The implementation of the GGW requires a “multi-stakeholder”, coordinated approach driven by local communities through decentralized initiatives and territorial projects.

This is why, the 2022 Africa Days will be organized around the following theme:

Together for the Great Green Wall:
Let’s invest in local initiatives!

Non-state actors such as agricultural entrepreneurs, producer organizations, local authorities, development associations, and others, make essential contributions towards the GGW thanks to extensive knowledge of the local environment and social organization.

Technical and financial partners are becoming more attentive to the needs of non-state actors; they see their achievements and express desire to support these field projects to accelerate progress and guarantee local ownership of the GGW.

To achieve the GGW and ensure large-scale impact, it is essential to:

  • Build visibility and awareness around the initiative
  • Support and develop local initiatives and projects that will impact communities and attract investors
  • Strengthen the tools, tactics and strategies that will connect project owners and investors

AFRICA DAYS 2022 PROGRAM

Pre-Forum May 9-10

reserved for partners in the field

Pre-Forum

Pre-forum workshops will be organized in 5 Sahelian countries and online to discuss case studies and successful experiences. Participants will discuss two key questions which will be brought to the Africa Days forum to develop recommendations : 1) How to develop Great Green Wall projects that will be impactful and interesting to investors? 2) How to connect project leaders and investors?

Forum May 16

in-person in Abidjan and online

Forum

The Forum will bring together two panels of experts composed of representatives from civil society, GGW agencies, and investors (both public and private) to share their experiences and answer two questions: 1) How to develop Great Green Wall projects that will be impactful and interesting to investors? 2) How to connect project leaders and investors?

Gala June 3

at the Pullman Dakar Teranga

Gala

The Gala will be held at the Pullman Dakar Teranga Hotel, SOS SAHEL’s premier partner. This festive evening will bring together Sahelian artists such as Didier Awadi and Cheick Tidiane Seck to raise funds, build awareness, mobilize partners and celebrate the incredible potential of the Sahel.

May 16 Forum

The Forum will bring together two panels of experts composed of representatives from civil society, GGW agencies, and investors (both public and private) to share their experiences and answer two questions:

1) How to develop Great Green Wall projects that will be impactful and interesting to investors?

2) How to connect project leaders and investors?

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