NEPAD agency says $2 billion committed to great green wall
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The focal point of the TerraAfrica programme at the NEPAD Agency, Mr. Ousmane Djibo, said yesterday in Rio that about $2 billion had been set aside to support the Great Green Wall project in the Sahel and West Africa, according to the Information and Communication Service (ICS) of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In a presentation at the high profile roundtable discussion on NEPAD and sustainable development at the margins of the ongoing Rio+20, Mr. Djibo said the development objective of the project is to expand sustainable land water management in targeted landscapes and climate-vulnerable areas in the Sahel and West Africa.