New drive to restore forests in Eastern and S. Africa countries launched

A man makes charcoal from twigs pruned from local forest during a controlled charcoal-making exercise at Maungu, a village some 304 kilometres (189 miles) southeast of Nairobi. Twenty-four African countries on Tuesday launched a new drive to enhance efforts to restore forests in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Landscape Restoration Hub for the Eastern and Southern Africa countries was launched in Kigali on the occasion of the International Forests Day.
  • The hub will be looking at ways to provide technical support, funding and incentives to forest restoration programs in more than 24 countries of the region.
  • The initiative is hoped to increase linkage and coordination between public and private sector.

KIGALI, Tuesday

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