Dealflow | February 10, 2021

Africa’s Great Green Wall to combat desertification secures $16.8 billion in international finance

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, February 10 — The Great Green Wall initiative, launched in 2007 by the African Union, aims to restore degraded land, boost food security and help local communities adapt to climate change in the Sahel-Saharan region (see, “Building Africa’s Great Green Wall). 

Partners, including the World Bank, European Commission, African Development Bank and others, committed approximately $16.8 billion by 2025 for the 11 countries along the nearly 5,000-mile route. That leaves $16.2 billion needed to complete the wall by 2030. The three partners have pledged to commit additional capital.