President Macron Names Adesina Champion Of Africa’s Great Green Wall Initiative

French President, Macron Names Adesina Champion Of Africa’s Great Green Wall Initiative

F r a n c e P r e s i d e n t
Emmanuel Macron has
n a m e d t h e A f r i c a n
D e v e l o p m e n t B a n k
President Akinwumi
Adesina as a champion of
Africa’s Great Green Wall
(GGW) initiative, Igbere
T V r e p o r t s . T h e
appointment was made at
a forum held in the
margins of the One Planet
Summit 2021 to mobilise
support

for the ambitious project to
plant an 8,000 km swathe
o f t r e e s a n d o t h e r
vegetation across the
Sahara and Sahel regions
of Africa. The green wall
will act as a barrier against
desertification and aims to
create over 10 million
green jobs in the region”I
would also like to welcome
the commitment of Dr.
Adesina,

President of the African Development Bank, who has agreed to take on the r o l e o f r e s o u r c e
mobilisation champion and help raise, by 2030, all the necessary funds for the realisation of the Great Green Wall,” Mr Macron told participants. Adesina said in a tweet on Tuesday that he was honoured by the recognition.

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