Hope and Resiliency: The Story of Africa’s Great Green Wall

Since the 1970’s, Africans have been dreaming and working towards the goal of a Great Green Wall, an effort to reverse the desertification trend across the Sahel region that borders the Sahara Desert by planting a “wall” of trees across the African continent. More than 20 countries across Africa have committed to this initiative, which aims to combat climate change and desertification and address food insecurity, poverty, conflicts over declining natural resources, and forced migration. The Abrahamic House Fellows and their guests viewed a film about the Great Green Wall, learned about the involvement of faith communities, and discussed the challenges, successes, and opportunities for scaling the initiative.

Drinks and snacks for our guests!
Our fellows and their guests discussing the film!