African Forest landscape Restoration (AFR100)


Name of initiative African Forest landscape Restoration (AFR100)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat Email:; Physical address: 30 15th Road, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685, South Africa
Organisational structure AFR100 is led by AFR100 Secretariat housed at AUDA-NEPAD in collaboration with the Management Team. Members of the Management Team include: AUDA-NEPAD (South Africa), World Bank (USA), International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland), World Resources Institute (USA), United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (Italy), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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.
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How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Approximatley 25% complete (underway).

$1B in development finance has been committed, $481M private sector commitment. There is strong political will and commitment across the African continent for a large-scale FLR movement in Africa. AFR100 Secretariat in collaboration with partners has conducted trainings and capacity development initiatives with AFR100 country partners including development of guideline for FLR under AFR100. Identified priority support areas for AFR100 country partners to move restoration forward. Concept notes for monitoring and financing working groups. AUDA-NEPAD/AFR100 Secretariat is a consortium partner in the IKI- Large-scale Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Africa programme

How are you tracking progress of your initiative AFR100 has recently undertaken a Mid-Term Review following 5 years of implementation. The mid-term review will take place every 5 years.
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 71  
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 30 Benin,  Burkina Faso,  Burundi,  Cameroon,  Chad,  Central African Republic,  Cote d’Ivoire,  Democratic Republic of Congo,  Ethiopia,  Ghana,  Guinea,  Kenya,  Liberia,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Mali,  Mozambique,  Niger,  Nigeria,  Republic of Congo,  Rwanda,  Senegal,  Sierra Leone,  South Africa,  Sudan,  Swaziland,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Uganda,  Zimbabwe.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 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: 9 March 2021 11:15:58

Not only have national states as participators