Action Against Desertification (AAD) - Great Green wall for Sahara and Sahel initiative (GGWSSI)

Action Against Desertification aims to support the Great Green Wall initiative and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in strengthening the resilience of people and natural systems in the Sahel and Sahara, the Caribbean and the Pacific by helping local communities in the sustainable management and use of forests, rangelands and other natural resources in drylands. The initiative has three main objectives: i) improve the living conditions of populations in the arid zones of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and reduce their vulnerability to climate change, climate variability and drought. ii) improve the state and health of ecosystems in these arid zones and their resilience to climate change, climate variability and drought, and; iii) Mobilize resources for the implementation of the Great Green Wall initiative and the UNCCD national action plans through the establishment of partnerships between national, regional and international stakeholders.


Objectif global

To contribute to poverty reduction, ending hunger and improving resilience to climate change using landscape approaches

Objectifs spécifiques

To improve the condition and productivity of the agro-sivo-pastoral land scape affected by desertification, land degradation and drought in the three regions (North Bank, North of CRR and Upper River Regions)

Résultats attendus

3 sustainable land management coalitions established and operational, 3 investment frameworks formulated, comprehensive Gambia Land Use Map and Plan developed and capacity of support and service providers of the 3 regions built

Communities of 3 targeted regions adopted improved sustainable land and forest management practices and technologies

Stakeholder knowledge and awareness on sustainable land and forest management strategies enhanced in the three regions

Community based enterprises (forest, farm, livestock and horticultural products) developed for communities of three regions to ensure food security

Monitoring, evaluation and information streamlined in project management



1 500 000


  • Agriculture & chaînes de valeurs
  • Climat, changement climatique & adaptation


  • Agriculteurs vulnérables
  • Pasteurs et agropasteurs

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables