Vice-President of the Women Farmers Network in Northern Senegal (REFAN)
Member of the Sor Daga women’s group in Saint-Louis, Senegal
Mother of five children in Douli, Senegal
Family harvesting water from the cistern in Senegal.
Since the cistern was put in place in this village in Senegal, the women have created a community garden where they grow herbs such as mint, fruits and vegetables.
FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva inaugurating a cistern in Niger.
Family watering their vegetable garden with water from the cistern in Senegal.
Small grocery owner in Soufouroulaye, Mali
Owner of the Soufouroulaye welding workshop in Mali
Farmers transporting hay to market in Niger. “Action Against Desertification” project promotes sustainable land management and restoration of dry and degraded lands in Africa.
Young girl studying on a computer powered by the Mbackombel ecovillage project in Senegal.
Refugee planting a tree in Minawao camp in Far North Cameroon. The project “Make Minawao green again” aims to fight against deforestation caused by global warming and human activities.
The “Biodiversity and Oil and Gas” project aims to integrate marine and coastal biodiversity into the policies and practices of the offshore oil and gas industry in Mauritania.
Koyli Alpha village nursery in Senegal. “Action Against Desertification” project promotes sustainable land management and restoration of dry and degraded lands in Africa.
Chami village in Mauritania has a solar power station to light the main street and a wind farm to supply electricity to the residents and growing eco-tourism businesses.
Executive Secretary for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and former United Nations Special Adviser for the Sahel.