The Great Green Wall

30 November, 2020

The Great Green Wall is one of the most ambitious projects in history – to grow an 8,000km long, 15km wide, strip of land made up of woodlands and grasslands along the southern edge of the Sahara desert in Africa.

The wall is an African-led initiative, launched by the African Union in 2007, and is designed to transform the lives of millions of people by restoring degraded lands and helping the region’s inhabitants produce adequate food, create jobs and promote peace.

  • Find out more about the progress of this initiative here.
  • Access the report The Great Green Wall: Implementation Status and Way Ahead to 2030 here.