Sahel overview

Why the Sahel / Great Green Wall

Africa’s Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative, led by the African Union Commission, is a bold vision to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land across the continent by 2030. In a region highly vulnerable to climate change, grappling with drought, resource scarcity, conflict and migration, at-scale landscape restoration is urgent to counter desertification and ensure livelihoods for a population largely dependent on agriculture.

Our Focus is committed to supporting the restoration goal of the Great Green Wall with an initial focus on the Sahel region. As an action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform,’s engagement centers around facilitating connectivity among critical stakeholders, supporting ecopreneurship and innovation, shining a spotlight on examples of successful landscape restoration in the region, and mobilizing the private sector for impact-driven partnerships.

Sahel: How we work