Webinar: The Great Green Wall: Africa’s answer to climate change problems (EN)

Join us for a webinar that will shed light on the inspiring Great Green Wall Initiative in Africa. This innovative project aims to combat climate change, soil erosion, and biodiversity loss by creating a belt of forested areas across various regions of Africa.

We invite all those interested in environmental conservation, sustainable development, and Africa’s challenges in the face of climate change to participate in the webinar.

Date: 30th May
Time: Denmark 12:00, Mali 10 AM, Uganda 1 PM
Place: Zoom. You will recieve the link, when you register for the event.
Language: English
Organizers: Mali Folkecenter, Jeep Folkecenter Uganda and Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy
Moderator: Daniele Pagani, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Program

Welcome by Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Presentation of the initiative – Dr. Elvis Paul Tangem, coordinator of the Great Green Wall Initiative

Q&A-session

Energising the Great Green Wall Initiative through the adoption and Combining Renewable Energy and AgroEcology – the case of Agrivoltaic promotion by Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa in Mali – Ibrahim Togola, founder of Mali Folkecenter

Q&A-session

Tree Conservation and Planting Initiative in Uganda – Ruth Kiwanuka, CEO of JEEP Uganda

Q&A-session

Discussion (moderation by Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The speakers

Dr. Elvis Paul Tangem, coordinator og the Great Green Wall Initiative

Ibrahim Togola, Mali Folkecenter

Ruth Kiwanuka, JEEP Folkecenter Uganda

About the The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall initiative is a ambitious and innovative environmental project aimed at combating desertification, climate change, and biodiversity loss in Africa. The project involves the creation of a massive forested belt spanning across the Sahel region from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east, covering over 8,000 kilometers.

The Green Wall project is implemented through a multi-stakeholder approach, involving governments, local communities, non-governmental organizations, and international partners. This collaborative effort ensures the participation of local communities in decision-making processes, fosters ownership of the project at the grassroots level, and promotes the sharing of knowledge and best practices.

What makes the Green Wall particularly intriguing is its potential for replication and adaptation in regions beyond Africa facing similar environmental threats. The project’s emphasis on utilizing indigenous plant species, implementing agroforestry techniques, and harnessing renewable energy for sustainable land management showcases innovative solutions that can be applicable in diverse geographical contexts.

About the organizers

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy is a Danish non-profit independent organisation working for a world running on renewables since 1983. Our ultimate long term goal is a complete replacement of fossil fuels and atomic power with renewable energies & energy savings while promoting the sustainability, resilience and development of local communities around the world.

Mali Folkecenter

Mali Folkecenter is based in Bamako in Mali.

Mali Folkecenter (MFC Nyetaa) is a Malian NGO founded in 1999. Since its start, MFC Nyetaa has grown considerably and has activities all over the country today. MFC Nyetaa’s mission is to get different institutions to work collectively towards the goal of sustainable development in Mali. MFC Nyetaa works with sustainable resource management, to inspire and motivate the young to take action, poverty alleviation and they have a strong focus on renewable energy.

JEEP Folkecenter Uganda

JEEP is a non-governmental organization working for a green Uganda with an environmentally safe and clean habitat for the present and future generations. Located in the Pearl of Africa, where biomass accounts for 93% of the entire energy used, our mission is to combat environmental destruction, promote efficient management of natural resources and conserve natural resources. JEEP was founded in 1983 after deforestation and soil erosion were identified as major threats to the health and welfare of Ugandans.