Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative

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The Great Green Wall brings together African countries and international partners in a joint endeavor to find long-term solutions to the urgent problems of land degradation and desertification.


The initiative is based on a strong spirit of solidarity, where partners thrive on mutual trust and shared responsibilities. This helps to facilitate a South-South exchange of best local practices in order to step-up efforts in environmental management and sustainable development.


Local communities are at the heart of the partnership and their participation and ownership of the process are central to the planning, implementation and management of projects.


Integrating the initiative into existing national, regional and local programmes for rural development, is vital to ensure sustainable land management becomes a priority action for the entire Continent.