African Solutions

Life in drylands:

How can communities thrive in challenging environments?

Desertification and land degradation are among the greatest environmental challenges of our time and a threat to the food security, livelihoods and health of hundreds of millions of people. Desertification is “a silent, invisible crisis that is destabilizing communities on a global scale”. (UNCCD)

Securing healthy and productive land is the key to allowing communities everywhere to not just survive but thrive. Across the world, there are policies that build a peaceful, just and sustainable future for people in drylands and help achieve SDG 15.3. It is important to learn from them. Meet our Champions, and find out more about the solutions made in Africa.

Future Policy Award 2017: Combating Desertification and Land Degradation

In partnership with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) we highlight effective laws and policies. Find out more about the winning policies of the 2017 Future Policy Award: