Photo:  Volcanic plug in native forest and plant habitat, western Côte d’Ivoire (Zenmaan via Wikimedia Commons)

Invitation to participate: AFF hybrid side event at UNCCD COP 15

On the sidelines of the UNCCD COP 15 which will take place from 9-20 May 2022 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, AFF will organize a hybrid side event, ‘Supporting livelihoods and land restoration under changing climate: challenges, opportunities and policy implications’, on 14 May 2022 at 09:00 – 11:00 GMT / 12.00P.M-2.00P.M Nairobi time.

The  event is in line with COP15’s theme, Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity and will particularly aim to contribute to the discussions on shifting patterns in production and consumption as well as on land restoration. Further, discuss with attendees, some policy implications for sustainable land / vegetation management.


Prof Godwin Kowero, The African Forest Forum (AFF): Introduction / context of the side event;

Dr Djibril S. Dayamba, The African Forest Forum (AFF): Preliminary analysis of non timber forest products value chains in the Great Green Wall (GGW) areas;

Dr Ben Chikamai, Network for Natural Gums and Resins in Africa (NGARA): Gums and resins value chain and shifting production / distribution of resources under climate change;

Prof Mahamane Larwanou, Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger: Land restoration approaches and practices in drylands;

Prof Marie Louise Avana, The African Forest Forum (AFF): Tree germplasm development and management in support of forest and land restoration in Africa.

Register to participate virtually

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: May 14, 2022 09:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.