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For an effective implementation of the great green wall – messages to national policy makers

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For an effective implementation of the great green wall – messages to national policy makers

The Great Green Wall, because of its regional scope and holistic approach to development issues, is an innovative pan African initiative. It is attracting the attention of other countries that wish to join the dynamic. For the Great Green Wall to be a success in 2030, it must be everyone’s affair, and it is necessary to decompartmentalise its implementation.

 

Messages to national policy makers of the 11 Panafrican Agency of the Great Green Wall member countries and their technical and financial partners

In the Sahel, the intensification of agricultural and livestock practices, competition for land, pasture and forests, endanger fragile and vulnerable ecosystems. Climatic causes reinforce these anthropogenic causes, and while droughts are a common phenomenon in the Sahel, they have increased in intensity and frequency in recent decades. These environmental degradations have direct repercussions on the economy, food and health of the populations and, as a result, contribute to the increase in migratory flows and violent extremism.

The Great Green Wall must provide an integrated response to these crucial human development issues. Since its adoption by the governments of the Saharo-Sahelian countries, and its endorsement by the African Union in 2007, the Great Green Wall has been defined by a succession of strategies
and action plans, allowing it to refine its ambition of a « green, fertile and prosperous Africa, free from famine and the images of malnourished children and starved livestock ». The Great Green Wall, because of its regional scope and holistic approach to development issues, is an innovative panAfrican initiative. It is attracting the attention of other countries that wish to join the dynamic. Be proud of it, be worthy of it!

 

To find out more about ReSaD visit resad-sahel.org

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2022

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Anglais

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