Wednesday, June 2
GLF: Framing the UN Decade: An African perspective on ecosystem restoration
Wednesday, June 2
11:15 am - 12:00 pm


  • Inger Andersen (Speaker) Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Maria Flachsbarth (Speaker) Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Ibrahim Thiaw (Speaker) Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • John Kamanga (Speaker) Director, South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO)
  • Agnes Kalibata (Speaker) President, UN Special Envoy, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2021 Food Systems Summit
  • Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (Speaker) Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting
  • Wanjira Mathai (Speaker) Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Tony Simons (Moderator) Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Cinderella Ndlovu (Moderator) Director and Founder, GreenHut Trust, Youth in Landscapes Initiative
  • Siham Drissi (Moderator) Programme Management Officer, UN Environment


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Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
Access language channels here: English, Français.
This Opening Plenary will frame and define the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration through the African perspective. Join leading figures as they celebrate Africa’s drylands and lay out their vision for ecosystem restoration. A series of keynote speeches, interspersed by an inter-generational dialogue, will be followed by a discussion with experts who will reflect on how ecosystem restoration can be achieved from the ground up.


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