Ndjamena summit to discuss Africa’s Green Wall
The heads of State and Government of the Pan-African Agency for the Great Green Wall will gather on 10th April in Ndjamena, Chad for their second summit, a Malian official source announced in Bamako.The first summit brought together all member countries’ leaders in Ndjamena.
Set up at the initiative of the African Union (AU) and the Community of Sahel and Saharan Countries (CEN-SAD), the Pan-African Agency is an inter-state organization whose mission is to coordinate and follow-up the actions planned as part of the construction of the Great Green Wall from Dakar to Djibouti.
This Great Green Wall Project is in itself an initiative of Senegal’s former President Abdoulaye Wade, who had officially co-inaugurated the project with former Malian leader, Amadou Toumani Toure, in 2010 in Bamako.
Described as a gigantic task by many experts, this project is intended to stop the desertification process and fight global warming, through the setting up of a 15-km wide and 7,100-km long green strip between Dakar and Djibouti.
On 10th Aprilin Ndjamena, the leaders will discuss the actions to be initiated in view of boosting the project and increase the Agency’s human, technical resources, the same source said.
Issues dealing with new memberships of the organization will also be discussed during the summit, organizers added.
The Pan-African Agency currently groups eleven African countries: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan and Chad.