African Forest landscape Restoration (AFR100)


Name of initiative African Forest landscape Restoration (AFR100)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat Email Mamadou Diakhite:

Tel: +27 (0) 11 256 3600

Organisational structure African owned led by the NEPAD Agency (New Partnership for Africa’s Development), the implementing agency of the African Union which advocates for NEPAD, facilitates and coordinates the development of NEPAD continent-wide programmes and projects, mobilises resources and engages the global community, regional economic communities and member states in the implementation of these programmes and projects.
Geographical coverage Africa
Name of lead organisation African Forest landscape Restoration
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation South Africa


Description AFR100 responds to the African Union mandate to bring 100 million hectares of degraded land into restoration by 2030. AFR100 contributes to the achievement of domestic restoration and sustainable development commitments, the Bonn Challenge, and New York Declaration on Forests among many other targets. Under the broader umbrella of the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI), it complements the African Landscapes Action Plan (ALAP), Climate Change, Biodiversity and Land Degradation (LDBA) program of the African Union, and Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI). And aligns with the Land Degradation Neutrality target-setting process. The initiative directly contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement. It builds on the experience and progress achieved through the TerrAfrica Partnership and related landscape restoration efforts. AFR100 also leverages strong partnerships with regional economic communities, the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), and the Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR).
Objectives AFR100 (the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) is a country-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030. AFR100 contributes to the Bonn Challenge, the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI).
Activities The African Restoration Initiative (AFR100) will support two types of restoration activities:

Restore to mosaic landscape: Establish and manage trees on agricultural land, either through planting or natural regeneration. This practice is known as “agroforestry” when trees are interspersed with crops, and “silvopasture” when trees are interspersed with livestock. Restore to forests: Planting or natural regeneration of trees on degraded or deforested land. Degraded land can be restored to natural forests for ecosystem services and a carbon sink. In some cases, degraded land can also be restored into productive forests for timber, fuelwood and other forest products.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Funding, Implementation
Activity of initiative Fundraising, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Mitigation - Forestry
Value (Mha)100
Goals AFR100 aims to restore 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa by 2030.
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals On September 26 to 27, 2017, twenty-four countries, as well as several technical partners, congregated in Niamey, Niger for the Second Annual AFR100 Partnership Meeting.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 68  
Companies 9 Ecoplanet Bamboo,Green World Ventures,Moringa Partnership,NatureVest,Permian Global,Form International,Terra Global Capital,ACUMEN,Green Fund
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 32 The Technical partners are: Bioversity International (Italy),  CIFOR (Indonesia),  CIRAD (France),  Catholic Relief Services - CRS (USA),  Conservation International (USA),  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ (Germany),  EverGreening Alliance (Australia),  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO (Italy),  Heinz Sielmann Stiftung (Germany),  Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (Sweden),  International Center for Tropical Agriculture - CIAT (USA),  International Tree Foundation (United Kingdom),  International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN (Switzerland),  Jane Goodall Institute (USA),  Justdiggit (Netherland),  Kijani Forests for Change (Kenya),  Oturam Regenerative Agriculture (USA),  Partnership for Africa’s Development - NEPAD (Ethiopia),  Partnership for Forests (United Kingdom),  Plant for the Planet Foundation (USA),  Solidaridad Network (Netherlands),  The Greenbelt Movement (Kenya),  The Landscapes for People Food and Nature Initiative (Ethiopia),  The Nature Conservancy (USA),  United Nations Development Programme: South Africa Country Office (South Africa),  United Nations Environment Programme (Kenya),  UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use gmbh (Germany),  WeForest (Belgium),  World Agroforestry Center - ICRAF (Kenya),  World Resources Institute (USA),  World Vision (United Kingdom),  World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF (Switzerland)
National states 27 Benin,  Burundi,  Burkina Faso,  Cameroon,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Côte d'Ivoire,  Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Ethiopia,  Ghana,  Guinea,  Kenya,  Liberia,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Mozambique,  Niger,  Nigeria,  Republic of Congo,  Sudan,  Rwanda,  Senegal,  Sierra Leone,  South Africa,  Swaziland,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Uganda.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 3 Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - BMZ (Germany),  Global Environment Facility - GEF (USA),  World Bank (USA).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 28 July 2020 09:32:01

Not only have national states as participators