BLANTYRE, Malawi 27th June, 2022 (AEJ) - The Sixth AFR100 APM currently underway in Blantyre, Malawi has announced first regional representatives to join Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) management team.
The newly roped representatives are Annabella Umuhoza representing (East Africa ); Julien Noel Rakotoarisoa (Southern Africa ); Oghale Ruth Erezih (West Africa) and David Payang (Central Africa). There will also be a representative to be identified for the north Africa region.
The selection was made during the FLR dedicated country day where experiences, challenges towards achieving AFR100 are identified and discussed thoroughly as a way to guide progress in implementation of the green Africa initiative.
The challenges have been categorized as being resource mobilisation, land governance and tenure issues and capacity building in nature.
Positives have also been identified in some countries with Cameroon emerging as a role model in terms of making strides, but there is need for more gap filling to register sustained gains in the sector.
Malawi is hosting the partnership platform together with the African Union Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD, World Resources Institute and GIZ of Germany. The event runs from 27 through 1 July, 2022.