As a large scale, multi-country, multistakeholder restoration initiative, Regreening Africa offers a unique opportunity to generate actionable lessons on the cost-effectiveness and impact of local, national, and global restoration efforts. These Insights series share key learning and insights from programme activities and interventions on various topics.

 

The youth’s influence in society and on social media, their large population size, and their ability to come up with innovative ideas for land restoration and entrepreneurship all contribute to their potential for land restoration. Collaboration with young and innovative environmentalists is critical to the success of land restoration.

Unleashing the Agency of the Youth in Regreening Africa is a brief that shares key learnings and insights from programme activities and interventions that increased youth participation in continental restoration initiatives and provided opportunities for youth to improve current and future livelihoods.

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Integrating a gender-responsive approach to ecological restoration is not only essential for restoration success, but also generates additional value by supporting the livelihood activities of both men and women and enhancing the community. This brief demonstrates how women can be meaningfully engaged in restoration and the opportunities that result from their inclusion.

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For several decades, links between faith and environmental restoration have been actively promoted. The world’s faiths have a profound impact on values and ethics, and because environmental destruction and poverty are, at least in part, crises of values and ethics, the world’s faiths can play a role in addressing these issues.

Engaging faith-based organisations to encourage land restoration is clearly a viable option. Regreening Africa has built on these early efforts by hosting a number of key faith-based events related to land restoration. This brief share key insights and learnings from programme activities and interventions that increased faith inclusion in continental restoration efforts and provided opportunities to improve current and future livelihoods.

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The Kenya National Landscape Restoration Scaling Conference played a crucial role in the formation of the “restoration movement” in Kenya. Through a series of six pre-conference thematic webinars, the conference-built momentum for the movement and provided a forum for stakeholders in the restoration space to develop a common roadmap and agree on key actions. The formation of action groups centered on the various conference themes was one of the key actions agreed upon. The action groups are the core of the Kenyan restoration movement. They collaborate with more than 100 organisations to scale up land restoration.

This brief highlights the success of the Kenya National Landscape Restoration Scaling Conference in launching a national movement focused on land restoration. It also highlights key learnings and insights from building a restoration movement in Kenya.

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