Wednesday, June 2
CIFOR-ICRAF: Voices From the Field: The s/heroes of landscape restoration
Wednesday, June 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


  • Bishop Dr Simon Chiwanga (Speaker) Founder, LEAD Foundation
  • John Akugre (Speaker) Community leader, Tilli in the Upper East Region of Ghana
  • Sintaro Iddrisu Mahama (Speaker) Chief Sakoya Traditional Area of the Mion district in Northern Region, Ghana
  • Mamou Dembele (Speaker) Vice-president, Cooperative “saving for change called Gnabene”
  • Ogoo Ugochukwu (Speaker) Farmer, Food Processor, Anambra State Woman Leader YOSHOFA
  • Lizzy Igbine (Speaker) National President, NIWAAFA, Nigeria
  • Laura Mukhwana (Moderator) Researcher and environmentalist, GLFx Nairobi


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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 plenary will showcase successful restoration practices and the women and men that are practicing them in the drylands. The plenary will illustrate a suite of restoration practices applied across heterogenous contexts in a participatory manner with the involvement of women, men, youth and their respective organizations.

Stories will be heard from Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Niger. Approaches to building grassroots movements will be highlighted; scaling and deepening learnings on restoration from farmer/household decision making all the way to local institution formation in leading local movements via faith-based groups, farmer cooperatives, women saving groups and community-based organizations.


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