The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), have announced that the 1St Africa Forum on Urban Forests (AFUF)  will be held on the week of 5-9 July 2021.  The Forum  will include presentations and group discussions over the course of the week.  It is intended to be a technical meeting bringing together representatives of national and local governments, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, urban planners, representatives and experts from forestry country and regional institutions and networks, urban foresters, landscape designers and other private sector and young professionals who deal with the planning and management of urban forests and green public spaces. It will enable them to exchange experiences and lessons learned, and discuss possible long-term collaboration on the development of strategies for a greener, healthier, and happier future in Africa.