The Great Green Wall of Resilience

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative is Africa’s flagship initiative to build prosperity and resilience in over 20 countries around the Sahara.

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative is Africa’s flagship initiative to build prosperity and resilience in over 20 countries around the Sahara. It was built to combat the effects of climate change and desertification and address food insecurity and poverty. Endorsed by the African Union in 2007 as a game-changer in Africa’s drylands, the initiative aims to transform the lives of millions of people by creating a great mosaic of green and productive landscapes across North Africa, Sahel and the Horn. A wide range of actors and stakeholders in African countries north and south of the Sahara are involved, and many international organizations are lending their support.

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