Drylands Africa’s drylands harbor productive farmlands and rangelands that sequester carbon, maintain ecological functionality and biodiversity. They provide households with priority products such as energy, water and food, provide youth with income-generating activities, support pastoralist communities with fodder for their livestock and rural and urban dwellers with a variety of ecosystem services including safe and reliable water. A sustainable landscape are built on resilient livelihoods and stable governance, which are fundamental to regional peace and stability, and offer valid alternatives to out-migration and is governed by Global Landscapes Forum, Africa.
Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) from 2nd to 3rd June, 2021 will host the 1st Digital conference focusing entirely on Africa’s Drylands. The 2021 GLF Africa conference will focus on existing practices in dryland restoration, and identify the best ways for scaling these up. GLF is convening a global dialogue to leverage the evidence, build partnerships, spread innovative propositions, and generate support to help to make the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration a success. This conference will be two days before the Official Launch of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs from 2021-2030
Africa’s drylands are the birthplace of some of the world’s most extraordinary civilizations and species, from ancient kingdoms to wild elephants to “miracle grains” like millet and sorghum -- but climate change has not been kind to these landscapes.