Link for Related Organization

These are links to other organizations related to combating desertification in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa


International Organization


United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Established in 1994, the UNCCD is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO is an intergovernmental organization which aiming to achieve food security for all and make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations, established as an international financial institution in 1977. It has focused exclusively on rural poverty reduction, working with poor rural populations in developing countries.


International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

IIED is a policy and action research organization which promoting sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built


Global Environment Facility (GEF)

GEF was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided over $17 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $88 billion in financing for more than 4000 projects in 170 countries.


Green Climate Fund (GCF)

GCF is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change.


Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

IGAD was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), which was founded in 1986. This followed the recurring and severe drought and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 that caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region.




Governmental Organization


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JICA is established as an incorporated administrative agency, aiming to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as the sound development of Japanese and global economy by supporting the socioeconomic development, recovery or economic stability of developing regions.


Research Institute


International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)


ICARDA is a global research-for-development organization, which envision thriving and resilient livelihoods in dryland communities of the developing world


Le Comité Permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)

CILSS was established in 1973 after the severe droughts hit the Sahel in the 1970s. Today it comprises of thirteen states in Sahel. The mandate of CILSS is to invest for food security and to fight against the drought and desertification


Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI)

KEFRI is a state corporation mandated to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources. The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely: Forest productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Support Services.


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