AFR100: NIAMEY 2017
2nd Annual Partnership Meeting
26-28 September
The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative – known as AFR100 - is an unprecedented collaborative effort led by 24 African countries to restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030. After its successful first Regional Conference in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) in October 2016, the second AFR100 Annual Partner Meeting will take place from September 26-28 in Niamey, Niger.

NEWS

Two years underway, AFR100 is seeing change

With its second annual conference upcoming, the ambitious African Forest Landscape Initiative has already begun to change the face of land use in Africa

Filling the gaps in Forest and Landscape Restoration

Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) may have an ideal form, but there are barriers keeping it from being wholly realized in many cases

Why restoration, why Africa, why now?

How reforestation and afforestation can serve people and climate

Landscape restoration in Ethiopia brings watershed to life

Ethiopia is suffering from severe drought. But there is water in Gergera. Twenty years of restoring its hills and valley has brought life back to this area in the state of Tigray.

And in other news: Take a 3-min break this weekend to celebrate Africa’s climate heroes and change actions

Building on the success of the Forest Days and Agricultural and Rural Development Days, the inaugural Global Landscapes Forum took place on the sidelines of the ...

Soil management and land restoration vital to meeting climate change and sustainable development targets

Land degradation impacts the health and livelihoods of about 1.5 billion people worldwide.

Africa’s Great Green Wall: Building Prosperity and Resilience

Presentation given by Simon Rietbergen, Senior Forestry Officer at the FAO, at the Global Landscapes Forum on 16 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Study finds 40% more milk and tens of millions of dollars in revenue possible for African farmers adopting new drought-resistant pasture grass

New varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grasses could boost milk production by 40 percent and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for struggling East African dairy farmers

How do you stop the desert? Niger may have the answer

Niger is a surprising success story in Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR)

EVENT VIDEOS

Interview with Tim Christophersen

During AFR100 Annual meeting in Niamey, Niger, GLF team had an interview with Tim Christophersen from UN Environment.

Interview with Meseret Zemedkun

During AFR100 Annual meeting in Niamey, Niger, GLF team had an interview with Meseret Zemedkun, Program Manager, Energy (Africa) at UN Environment.

Interview with Bernhard Worm, BMZ, at the AFR100 Second Annual Partnership Meeting

During AFR100 Second Annual Partnership Meeting in Niamey, Niger, the GLF team had an chat with Bernhard Worm, Senior Policy Officer at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Interview with Dr. Horst Freiberg, BMUB, at the AFR100 Second Annual Partnership Meeting

During AFR100 Annual meeting in Niamey, Niger, the GLF team had a chat with Dr. Horst Freiberg, Head of Division of the Forest Division of German Ministry of Environment (BMUB).

Niger's success story on restoration

As part of the AFR100 Annual Partnership Meeting in Niger, all participants went on a field trip on September 28, 2017. They visited the villages of Tchida and Loga, to meet communities who are taking part in Niger’s successful restoration program.

AFR100 - Interview with Cameroon’s and Madagascar’s focal points

Interview with Cameroon’s focal points for AFR100, Christophe Bring and Anicet Ngomin, as well as with Madagascar’s focal point for AFR100, Julien Noël Rakotoarisoa. These interviews were recorded during the AFR100 Annual Partners Meeting in Niamey, Niger, in September 2017.

Interview with Elvis Paul Tangem, at the AFR100 Second Annual Partnership Meeting

Interview with Elvis Paul Tangem, at the AFR100 Second Annual Partnership Meeting. He is a coordinator for Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative.

AFR100 - 2nd Annual Partnership Meeting (Highlights)

The second Annual Partnership Meeting of the AFR100 initiative was held in Niamey, Niger, on September 26-28, 2017

EVENT PHOTOS

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Participants stand for a group photo outside the venue of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Meseret Zemedkun, UNEP, speaks during the opening session of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Bernhard Worm, BMZ (right), speaks during the opening session of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Opening session of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017. From left to right: Meseret Zemedkun, UNEP; Mamadou Diahkite, NEPAD Agency; Almoustapha Garba, Niger's Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development; Horst Freiberg, BMUB; and Bernhard Worm, BMZ.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Participants wait for the opening of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Almoustapha Garba, Niger's Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development (second from left), speaks during the opening session of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Participants stand for a group photo outside the venue of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017. Front row, from left to right: Bernhard Worm, BMZ; Almoustapha Garba, Niger's Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development; Meseret Zemedkun, UNEP; and Horst Freiberg, BMUB.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Bitew Shibabaw, from Ethiopia's Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, gives a progress update about Ethiopia's restoration efforts at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Diana Mawoko, NEPAD Agency, presents the rationale for the voluntary guidelines and monitoring framework at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Albert Kodio, World Vision Niger (second from left), presents during the session 'Communities lead the way' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Participants attend the working session 'Communities lead the way' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Mirjam Kuzee, IUCN (right), introduces a working session on 'People-centered restoration' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Douglas McGuire, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), presents an overview of the monitoring framework at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Participants contribute to the working session on 'Women and youth engagement' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

'Restoration champions' from Niger (center and right) listen to presentations during the session 'Communities lead the way' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Alkaly Bangoura, from Guinea's Forest Center gives a progress update about Guinea's restoration efforts at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 27, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Elvis Paul Tangem, African Union Commission, makes a presentation on funding for FLR at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 27, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Susanne Wallenoeffer, GIZ (left), and Bernhard Worm, BMZ, introduce the session 'Mobilizing resources for FLR: Options from public and private funding' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 27, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Bernhard Worm, BMZ (right), makes a statement at the closing session of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 27, 2017. Also pictured are Mamadou Diahkite, NEPAD Agency (left), and Abdou Malam Issa, Director General of Niger's Water and Forests department (center).

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Representatives stand for a group photo after reading the Call to Action at the closing session of the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 27, 2017. From left to right: Mamadou Diahkite, NEPAD Agency, Abdou Malam Issa, Director General of Niger's Water and Forests department, and Bernhard Worm, BMZ.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger

Participants contribute to the working session on 'Inclusive finance for landscape restoration' at the second Annual Partners Meeting of the AFR100 initiative in Niamey, Niger, on September 26, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Men from the local community stand by acacia trees at a landscape restoration site near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Half-moon micro-catchments are used around acacia trees (Senegalia senegal) for water retention at a landscape restoration site near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

A man from the local community stands by acacia trees at a landscape restoration site near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Vehicle tracks and animal footprints can be seen on the ground at a landscape restoration site near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Young men from the local community stand under the shade of an acacia tree at a landscape restoration site near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Men from the local community sit under the shade of acacia trees at a landscape restoration site near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

A man rides his motorbike by the sign marking the location of a landscape restoration project near the village of Tchida, Tillabéri region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Women from the local community stand at a landscape restoration site near the village of Loga, Dosso region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

AFR100 partners listen to a local community leader at a landscape restoration site near the village of Loga, Dosso region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Half-moon micro-catchments are used around acacia trees (Senegalia senegal) for water retention at a landscape restoration site near the village of Loga, Dosso region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

A local community leader walks by acacia trees at a landscape restoration site near the village of Loga, Dosso region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

AFR100 2nd Annual Partners’ Meeting in Niamey, Niger (field trip)

Men from the local community stand at a landscape restoration site near the village of Loga, Dosso region, Niger, during a field visit by AFR100 partners on September 28, 2017.

What is
AFR100?

AFR100 is a partnership of more than 20 African governments and numerous technical and financial partners. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD Agency), World Resources Institute (WRI), Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the World Bank launched it at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Paris, with NEPAD Agency acting as the AFR100 Secretariat.

The initiative feeds the momentum built by the Bonn Challenge, the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI), the African Union Agenda 2063 and the UN 2030 Agenda.

To date, 24 countries have pledged to restore 79 million hectares, an area twice the size of Germany.

FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION (FLR)

WHAT IS FLR?

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is the ongoing process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes.
FLR is more than just planting trees – it is restoring a holistic landscape to meet present and future needs and to offer multiple benefits and land uses over time. Practices include managed natural regeneration, agroforestry, and improved land management to accommodate a mosaic of land uses.
The best practices of FLR are being identified by AFR100 and set as potential models to other countries. AFR100 ensures that the implementation of the FLR activities follows the inclusive and multi-sectoral land management principles of the “landscape approach”.

Country Commitments

AFR100 helps countries formulate their restoration targets using the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM). 24 countries have already committed to restoring 79 per cent of the total target of 100 million hectares. To view specific country commitments, scroll through our gallery below:

Benin

DATE COMMITED: 2016

0.5 MILLION HECTARES

Burundi

DATE COMMITED: 2015

2 MILLION HECTARES

Cameroon

DATE COMMITED: 2017

12 MILLION HECTARES

Central African Republic

DATE COMMITED: 2016

3.5 MILLION HECTARES

Côte d'Ivoire

DATE COMMITED: 2016

5 MILLION HECTARES

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DATE COMMITED: 2016

8 MILLION HECTARES

Ethiopia

DATE COMMITED: 2016

15 MILLION HECTARES

Ghana

DATE COMMITED: 2015

2 MILLION HECTARES

Guinea

DATE COMMITED: 2016

2 MILLION HECTARES

Kenya

DATE COMMITED: 2016

5.1 MILLION HECTARES

Liberia

DATE COMMITED: 2015

1 MILLION HECTARES

Madagascar

DATE COMMITED: 2015

4 MILLION HECTARES

Malawi

DATE COMMITED: 2016

4.5 MILLION HECTARES

Mozambique

DATE COMMITED: 2015

1 MILLION HECTARES

Niger

DATE COMMITED: 2015

3.2 MILLION HECTARES

Republic of Congo

DATE COMMITED: 2016

2 MILLION HECTARES

Republic of Sudan

PENDING COMMITMENT

Rwanda

DATE COMMITED: 2011

2 MILLION HECTARES

Senegal

PENDING COMMITMENT

South Africa

DATE COMMITED: 2017

3.6 MILLION HECTARES

Tanzania

PENDING COMMITMENT

Togo

PENDING COMMITMENT

Uganda

DATE COMMITED: 2014

2.5 MILLION HECTARES

AFR100 PARTNERS

English Français

Top