The African Development Bank will mobilize $6.5 Billion to support efforts by countries in the Sahel.
Launched in 2007 by the African African Union, the Great Green Wall is a concerted attempt to roll back the Sahara desert.
It seeks to help communities in the Sahel and Sahara regions to mitigate and adapt to climate change but also to improve food security.
AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina made the pledge during the OnePlanet summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.
“The future of the Sahel region depends on the Great Green Wall. Without the Great Green Wall, the Sahel region as we know it may disappear”, said Adesina.
The Great Green Wall initiative aims to plant an 8,000 km long and 15 km wide…
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