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Large-scale Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa

As of: October 2021

Land degradation and loss of forests exacerbated by climate change and unsustainable land use practices in Africa threaten primarily the vital ecological functions of land, its productivity, food and water security. Poor resource governance, little access to innovation and resources and unfavorable policies prevent countries from bringing FLR to scale. The project thus aims at increasing the economic, ecological and climate-related benefits from large-scale FLR in the partner countries. The project will provide field support, capacity building and policy advice to restore FLR at ground level, unblock large-scale FLR, leverage resources for FLR, share FLR experiences and monitor FLR results. By establishing new carbon stocks and reducing pressure on existing ones, this project mitigates climate change, increases resilience and protects biodiversity.

State of implementation/results

  • In order to coordinate the base-line surveys and participative stakeholder dialogues, a virtual workshop with all consortium partners, took place on March 3-4, 2021. The workshop was used to reach a common understanding of the scope and emphasis of the baseline studies. During this workshop the further process regarding the base-line surveys was jointly planned and a working group was formed to formulate a guideline for harmonizing the data collections.
  • The virtual kick-off workshop with all consortium partners as well as BMU and ZUG took place on 1 September 2020. Within the framework of the workshop, the need for regional and supraregional thematic working groups was discussed, among other things, and the organisation of further knowledge exchange within the program.

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Project data

Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDD) - Cameroon
  • Ministry of Environment - Rwanda
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Kenya
  • Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife - Cameroon
  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment - Malawi

Implementing partner(s):
  • African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office
  • The World Bank Group
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany

BMU grant:
23.500.000,00 €

09/2019  till  06/2025

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