Integrated Program against Desertification, Land Degradation, Drought and for Ecosystem Safeguard in Africa (IP_DLDD_ESA)

The 2006 International Year on Deserts and Desertification provided an opportunity for the international community to better focus on an issue that represents an ongoing and creeping disaster: the loss of soil and fertile land. The International Geneva Symposium organized in April 2006 by Switzerland on the question of desertification, poverty and human rights highlighted the necessity of protecting land and soil to achieve the MDGs and protect human rights. Since then, the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC that projects patterns of natural resources scarcity under scenarios of climate change grimly remind us that handling such issues with benign neglect shall no longer suffice.

Despite real advances in Cameroon and African Countries there has been little progress overall in reducing the number of victims of climate change and desertification leading to several consequences as food and water insecurity, migrations, unemployment and conflicts with negative impact on human health. The number of people suffering from hunger has increased every year since 1996, despite government commitments to halve hunger in international summits for food. Every five seconds, a child under 10 dies from hunger and malnutrition-related diseases.

Half of hungry people therefore depend for their survival on lands which are inherently poor and which may be becoming less fertile and less productive as a result of the impacts of repeated droughts, climate change and unsustainable land use. In Africa as in many regions of Cameroon a lot of productive lands are dryland. An important part of the population is predominantly rural, poor and more frequently subject to food crises. In some part of Cameroon and Africa, the overwhelming majority of the poor live in rural areas and poverty is deepest in the low rainfall areas. Land degradation also causes migration and intensifies conflict over resources, particularly between pastoral and farming communities.

Many of the ongoing conflicts and food crises are the result of the impact of serious drought, desertification and land degradation and rising conflict over deteriorating resources. In arid regions around, as the land becomes as hard as concrete and the wells dry up, thousands of families are forced to leave their villages. Deprived of their lands and their subsistence, families suffer from permanent unemployment, hunger and desperation. It is now estimated that there are thousands of “ecological refugees” or “environmental migrants” in Cameroun and millions in Africa. “Ecological refugees” or “environmental migrants” understood as people who have been forced to flee from their lands as a result of natural disasters, including floods, drought and desertification, and end up struggling to survive in the slums of the world’s megacities.

Desertification is a silent, invisible crisis that is destabilizing communities. As the effects of climate change undermine livelihoods, inter-ethnic clashes are breaking out within and across states and fragile states are turning to militarization to control the situation. The effects of desertification are increasingly felt globally as victims turn into refugees, internally displaced people and forced migrants or they turn to radicalization, extremism or resource-driven wars for survival. Local conflicts over water or land turned into civil wars, sexual violence or genocide

Land degradation in our countries is a problem that affects not only the drylands. About one third of all agricultural land is either highly or moderately degraded. If drylands are more vulnerable to natural and human destruction due to the small water containment in soil.
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More than 50% of the lands under agriculture are degraded. Millions hectares of productive land become barren each year due to desertification and drought alone. This constitutes a lost opportunity to produce a lot of tons of food. Agricultural yields are falling because of unchanged bad production practices.

Deforestation, chemical pollution and inappropriate land management which is compounded by recurrent severe droughts, lead to declining ground water supplies impacting agriculture, fishing and lead to disasters affecting the most women, youth, children, indigenous people and their communities and their business. Most African countries don’t have a national drought policy.

The Program will contribute to (i) achieving the United Nations Conventions on desertification, climate change, and therefore the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (ii) improving the living conditions of affected populations; and (iii) enhancing ecosystems services

Deforestation, chemical pollution and inappropriate land management which is compounded by recurrent severe droughts, lead to declining ground water supplies impacting agriculture, fishing and lead to disasters affecting the most women, youth, children, indigenous people and their communities and their business. Most African countries don’t have a national drought policy.

The Program will contribute to (i) achieving the United Nations Conventions on desertification, climate change, and therefore the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (ii) improving the living conditions of affected populations; and (iii) enhancing ecosystems services.

Program vision

Africa, a continent where land degradation/desertification trends are reversed and the effects of drought and climate variability mitigated, thereby contributing to sustainable development through the improvement of people’s livelihoods and economic well-being and the protection of the environment.

Program Mission

Contribute to the development and implementation of local, national and regional policies, programmes and measures to prevent, control and reverse desertification/land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought through scientific and technological excellence, raising public awareness, standard setting, advocacy and resource mobilization, thereby contributing to poverty reduction in Africa.

Program values

The principles and values of the program are defined as such:

  • Human beings in affected or threatened areas are at the center of concerns to combat desertification/land degradation, and mitigate the effects of drought and climate change.
  • Desertification/land degradation, drought and Climate Change, are problems of global dimension and joint action is needed to combat desertification/land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought and climate change.

Program values

The principles and values of the program are defined as such:

  • Human beings in affected or threatened areas are at the center of concerns to combat desertification/land degradation, and mitigate the effects of drought and climate change.
  • Desertification/land degradation, drought and Climate Change, are problems of global dimension and joint action is needed to combat desertification/land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought and climate change.

Program strategic objectives

Strategic objective 1: Improve living conditions of affected population and ensure food security in Africa 

Strategic objective 2:  Improve the condition of affected ecosystems including transboundary and/or shared ecosystems    

Strategic objective 3: Contribute to the establishment of efficient partnerships (in the area of transboundary and/or shared resources management between sub regional, national, local and international partners) speeding up global benefits through the implementation of UNCCD, UNFCC and the Biodiversity Convention at national and sub regional levels.

Program operational objectives: 

Operational objective 1.1: Actively influence relevant international, national and local processes and actors in adequately addressing desertification/land degradation and drought-related issues.

Operational objective 1.2: Efficiently contribute to the integration of DLDD issues in sub-regional and national priorities in Africa and influence the international community, regional and national stakeholders to address DLDD issues more efficiently.

Operational Objective 2: Support the creation of enabling environments for promoting solutions to combat desertification/land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought.

Operational objective 3.1: Contribute to become the set-up of sub regional centers on scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to desertification/land degradation and mitigation of the effects of drought.

Operational objective 3.2: Strengthen the scientific foundations of Sustainable Land Management in Africa and establish an efficient system to strengthen capacities for managing DLDD-related knowledge in the sub region.

Operational objective 3.3: Work at creating in the sub region, a general environment conducive to finding sustainable and efficient solutions to combat desertification, land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought.

Operational objective 4.1: Identify and address capacity-building needs to prevent and reverse desertification/land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought.   

Operational objective 5.1: Mobilize and improve the targeting and coordination of national, bilateral and multilateral financial and technological resources in order to increase their impact and effectiveness.

Operational objective 5.2: Support financial and technological resources mobilization for the implementation of UNCCD, UNFCC and the Biodiversity Convention

Operational objective 5.3: Support the technical cooperation for the implementation of UNCCD, UNFCC and the Biodiversity Convention.

Program implementation framework

The Integrated Program against Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought and for Ecosystem Safeguard in Africa (IP_DLDD_ESA) is implemented through actions at national or sub-regional levels with the support of partners in accordance with national priorities and in a spirit of international solidarity and partnership including public–private partnerships, and innovative agreements. This program (whose activities consist in advocacy, cartoons, artwork, awareness raising, education, capacity building, design and development of innovative digitalized and automates tools, research and studies) intents:

  • With respect of the Regional Action Programs

Integrated water management

  • To contribute to the improved governance of shared water resources and improved management of water supply through the establishment of functional frameworks and the definition of modalities for the sustainable and fair use and observatory of water resources in the sub region.

Agro-forestry

  • To contribute to the setting of environment friendly strategies and decision making tools and initiatives for the prevention, management and the protection of plants, crops, trees and animals against pests and other pathogens.

Soil conservation

  • To build stakeholders’ capacity and knowledge on integrated soil management and strengthen political support and transparency for sustainable soil and landscape management.

Rangeland management

  • To contribute to the sustainable management of range resources to curb land and vegetation degradation through development and implementation of appropriate strategies for rehabilitation of lost rangeland resources and also by ensuring equitable access and participation of stakeholders in the sustainable development of rangeland resources.
  • To mobilize stakeholders for the achievement of sustainable development and management of rangeland resources for the enhanced biodiversity, optimum productivity and improved livelihoods of the present and future generations.

Ecological monitoring and early warning systems

  • To mobilize and strengthen local and national capacities in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of strategies related to climate information and prevision, prevention and control of disasters, drought and its risks, particularly food insecurity and natural resources degradation.

New and renewable energy sources and technologies

To increase the availability of new and renewable sources of energy and their accessibility by populations for sustainable development;

  • Contribute in the long term of the substitution of fuelwood and charcoal by other sources of energy.

Sustainable agricultural farming systems

  • To contribute to sustainably meeting the food needs of populations, to increase trade in agricultural, agri-food and forest products among Sahelian and coastal countries by achieving economic and social development and reducing poverty in Africa;
  • To contribute to the development of potentials for agricultural and agroforestry production and the improved competitively of production, processing and marketing channels of agricultural products in the sub region.

 

  • With respect to the convergence plans
  • To facilitate the delivery by local stakeholders (local authorities, farmers’ organizations, technical services and service providers) of their responsibilities within the framework of the decentralized management of forest and wildlife resources;
  • To promote the establishment and maintenance of a network of shared and/or transboundary protected areas (parks, reserves) and to develop a better management system;
  • To reduce conflicts related to the use of shared and/or transboundary pastoral resources and develop improved systems to manage these resources;
  • To promote the sound use of the shared and/or transboundary forest heritage ;
  • To preserve and soundly manage sensitive ecosystems resources (mangroves, wetlands and arid zones);
  • To streamline forest policies, laws and regulations, taking into account agro-ecological specificities;
  • To improve the securing and conservation of forest and wildlife resources and the living conditions of populations.

 

  • With regards to youth and women
  • To contribute to the integration of youth’s and women’s economic empowerment in Desertification, Land Degradation, Drought and Climate Change conventions implementation activities in order to eradicate their extreme poverty;
  • To strengthen women’s land rights and access to resources;
  • To enhance youth’s and women’s access to improved knowledge and technologies that relate to effective UNCCD and UNFCC implementation.

 

  • With respect to financial and non-financial resources:
  • To increase mobilization of financial and non-financial resources for the implementation of the Convention from international and domestic, public and private sources as well as from local communities, including non-traditional funding sources, and climate finance;
  • To take advantage of the opportunity to use desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change as a framework to enhance the coherence, effectiveness and multiple benefits of investments;
  • To improve the use of existing and/or innovative financial processes and institutions.
  • With respect to actions on the ground:
  • To support the creation of enabling environments to promoting the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification;
  • To develop scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to issues related desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change;
  • To identify and address capacity-building needs;
  • implement/encourage restoration and rehabilitation practices in order to assist victims;
  • To develop and operationalize risk management, monitoring and early warning systems and safety-net programs, as appropriate;
  • To raise awareness on issues related to desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change; 
  • To influence public policies to cope with issues related to desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change;
  • To establish systems for sharing information and knowledge and facilitate networking on best practices and approaches related to Land Degradation Neutrality;
  • To encourage cooperation to promote sustainable landscape management;
  • Organize training, workshops, seminar, discussion groups over issues related to desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change; 
  • To produce artwork, documentaries, television and radio shows on issues related to desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change;
  • To design and implement integrated projects to address the drivers and the negative consequences  of desertification, drought, land degradation and climate change targeting NGOs, farmers, women,  Scientifics ,community, youth and children, Indigenous Peoples and their communities, business and industry, workers and trade unions.

OBJECTIVE O: “A TV Show program to strengthen the achievement of 2030 agenda on sustainable development”

 INTRODUCTION

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED IMPACT

Despite significant socio-economic growth in recent years, the rise of prosperity and empowerment has not lifted all boats. While the overall proportion of Africans living in poverty is lower than ever, many millions of people still live in extreme poverty.
Desertification/land degradation and drought (DLDD) are challenges of a global dimension. They contribute to and aggravate economic, social and environmental problems such as poverty, poor health, lack of food security, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, reduced resilience to climate change and forced migration. They continue to pose serious challenges to the sustainable development of all countries, particularly affected countries.
In many cities, inequality is increasing and persistent discrimination limits women and girls to have access to opportunities. Hundreds of women have been driven from their homes. Many communities are facing famine, extreme weather events, poorly managed urbanization, early marriage and childbirth, population growth, water scarcity, armed conflict, gender-based violence, ethnic discrimination, religious or political and increasing violent extremism.

At the international level, a series of historic agreements concluded in 2015 – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Climate Change Action Program and Addis Ababa third International Conference on Financing for Development – A Better Future-. These efforts were complemented by the peace resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council (Assembly resolution 70/262 and Council resolution 2282 (2016)), as well as the new way of working in emergency and crisis situations. Development challenges related to coexistence These comprehensive and interdependent programs, which transcend the pillars of peace, development and human rights of the United Nations, provide a clear roadmap for Member States (Cameroon in particular) and the United Nations system.
Universal in its coverage, the 2030 Agenda applies to all countries and commits the international community to leave no one behind. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals will improve the lives of all, prevent natural and man-made crises and lay a solid foundation for human rights, stability, prosperity and peace in all communities. Addressing DLDD will involve long-term integrated strategies that simultaneously focus on the improved productivity of land and the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of land and water resources. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) can play a central role in addressing these issues through capacity-building, the sharing of successful experiences, technology transfer, the provision of scientific support, awareness-raising, mobilization of resources and the provision of assistance to countries in implementing policies at national, subregional, regional and international levels.

There is a need for Cameroon and African states to develop new capabilities and transform working methods to enable more societal responses; there is a need to respond to all of the development challenges of our time, as set out in the 2030 Agenda. It requires greater accountability, greater transparency and control, and calls for greater coherence at all levels, especially through a reinvigorated resident coordinator system.
Eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and end exclusion become a necessity. Strengthening state institutions so that they can effectively deliver services to people is key to helping create decent jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities, especially for young people, and increasing women’s participation. to the labor market, thus enabling people to better manage their future. By addressing the root causes of crises, it is possible to prevent the fraying of the social fabric and consolidate the foundations for peace, prosperity and inclusive societies. Sustainable development builds resilience and supports peace, and sustainable peace enables sustainable development.

The 2030 Agenda represents a paradigm shift, with multiple implications for international cooperation for sustainable development. It aims to complete the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and transform economies and patterns of consumption and production, while protecting the environment and the dignity and rights of all people around the world. It reaffirms the importance of effective institutions, adequate funding and partnerships to achieve sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda, with the transformation it seeks, has important implications for governments, the United Nations and all stakeholders in sustainable development.
Conceptually, Global goals ambition requires a « whole-of-government » approach. The current development landscape presents an inspiring range of new actors. Powerful national forces, covering all levels: government, civil society, academia, the scientific community and the private sector, from microenterprises to multinationals, need to come together to fight poverty. This reflects the underlying vision of the global partnership in the 2030 Agenda – where governments, the private sector, civil society and the United Nations work together to mobilize all available resources, which can be a potential asset. But to realize the promise of a prosperous and peaceful future, these development actors have to find new ways to work together and leverage genuine partnerships that make the most of the expertise, technology and resources for growth sustainable and inclusive. The rapid evolution of alternative forms of development cooperation, including the intensification of South-South cooperation to achieve the goals.

By promising to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda calls for multi-stakeholder collaboration among policymakers, development practitioners and multilateral agencies to ensure that everyone is aware of the existence and substance of the program sustainable development agenda and included in the process of its implementation.
The problem is that millions of Cameroonians and Africans are left behind when talking about Sustainable Development Goals. NGOs, farmers, women, Scientifics ,community, youth and children, Indigenous Peoples and their communities, business and industry, workers and trade unions do not know the ins and outs of the Sustainable Development Goals. They don’t know the role they play for materialization of the 2030 agenda.

VISION AND OVERALL GOAL OF OBJECTIVE O

  • Vision

In 2030, by contributing to the realization of the United Nations vision and the sustainable development agenda, African states have a growing economy and abundant biodiversity in a secure, democratic, peaceful and respectful human rights space for the well-being of the people thanks to the strengthened capacities of the actors, the stakeholders, the communities and to the concerted and participative management « .

  • Overall Goal

To enhancing multi-stakeholders (Governments, NGOs, farmers,  Scientifics, community, youth and children, women, Indigenous Peoples and their communities, business and industry, workers and trade unions) participation and involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing ignorance on the 2030 Agenda.

Strategic objective 1: To improve people understanding on sustainable development goals and their challenges
Expected impact 1.1:Ignorance and misunderstanding of people about Global Goals and their challenges are reduced
Expected Impact 1.2:Measures for sustainable development goals are shared and debated

Strategic objective 2: To increase countries engagement towards sustainable Development Goals
Expected Impact 2.1: Governments, Citizen and companies’ engagement and synergy towards sustainable Development Goals are increased
Expected Impact 2.2: National voluntarily targets concerning Sustainable Development Goals are set by countries, related measures are identified and implemented, necessary monitoring system is established
Expected Impact 2.3: Governments, Citizen especially women, children, youth and other minority groups monitor individually and collectively countries progress in achieving sustainable Development Goals

Strategic objective 3: To improve policies and the living conditions of affected populations’ especially vulnerable/minority people (women, youth, children, and indigenous people)

Expected impact 3.1: Countries policies are improved 
Expected impact 3.2: The livelihoods of people especially vulnerable/minority people (women, youth, children, and indigenous people) areas are improved and diversified
Expected impact 3.3: Local people, especially women and youth, are empowered and participate in decision-making processes in achieving sustainable Development Goals and combatting DLDD  
Expected impact 3.4 Migration forced by desertification and land degradation is substantially reduced.

Strategic objective 4: To mitigate, adapt to, and manage the effects of drought and climate change in order to enhance resilience of vulnerable populations and ecosystems  
Expected impact 4.1 Ecosystems’ vulnerability to drought and climate change is reduced, including through sustainable land and water management practices. 
Expected impact 4.2 Communities’ resilience to drought and climate change is increased.  

Strategic objective 5To generate global environmental and health benefits through effective implementation of United Nations Convention ratified 
Expected impact 5.1 Sustainable land management and the combating of DLDD contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and addressing climate change. 
Expected impact 5.2 Synergies with other multilateral environmental and health agreements and processes are enhanced.

Strategic objective 6: To mobilize substantial and additional financial and non-financial resources to support the implementation of the Convention by building effective partnerships at global and national level  
Expected impact 6.1 Adequate and timely public and private financial resources are further mobilized towards sustainable Development Goals and made available to affected country/areas, including through domestic resource mobilization. 
Expected impact 6.2 International support is provided for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building and “on-the-ground interventions” in affected country to support the implementation of the UNCCD Convention and others united Nations conventions, including through North–South, South– South and triangular cooperation.

IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

The Program will be implemented through actions at national or sub-regional levels with the support of partners in accordance with national priorities and in a spirit of international solidarity and partnership including public–private partnerships, and innovative agreements. This program (that activities will consist in advocacy, awareness raising, education, capacity building, research and studies) intents:

With respect to financial and non-financial resources:

1. Increase mobilization of financial and non-financial resources for the implementation of sustainable Development Goals from international and domestic, public and private sources as well as from local communities, including non-traditional funding sources, and climate finance;
2. Take advantage of the opportunity to use agenda 2030 as a framework to enhance the coherence, effectiveness and multiple benefits of investments;
3. To improve the use of existing and/or innovative financial processes and institutions;

With respect to policy and planning:

1. influence the Development, implementation, revision and regularly monitoring, as appropriate, national, sub regional and regional action programs and/or plans as effective tools to combat desertification/DLDD, mitigate the effects of drought and to reach sustainable Development goals;
2. influence the establishment of policies and enabling environments for promoting and implementing solutions to combat desertification/land degradation, mitigate the effects of drought, including prevention, relief and recovery and to reach sustainable Development goals;
3. contribute to lever synergies and integrate agenda 2030, while optimizing efficacy and eliminating duplication of efforts, into (i) national plans related to the other multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the other Rio conventions; and (ii) other international commitments as appropriate, within their respective mandates;
4. Mainstream participatory monitoring as appropriate tool into economic, environmental and social policies, with a view to increasing the impact and effectiveness of the implementation of 2030 agenda;
5. influence the establishment of national policies, measures and governance for disaster preparedness and management, including disaster contingency plans;

With respect to actions on the ground:

1. Provide a television platform for exchange, sharing, analysis and advocacy on national and international issues / challenges related to peace and sustainable development;
2. Promote local initiatives that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development objectives.
3. Raise public awareness of the importance of their civic and voluntary involvement in promoting the sustainable development agenda;
4. Highlight bad practices in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
5. contribute to the creation of enabling environments for promoting solutions contributing to sustainable development goals;
6. Develop scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to sustainable developments goals;
7. Identify and address capacity-building needs to prevent and reverse matters, barriers to sustainable development goals;
8. contribute to the development and Implementation of sustainable development practices;
9. contribute to the implementation of restoration and rehabilitation practices in order to assist with the recovery of good governance and ecosystem functions and services;
10. contribute to the development and operationalization of early warning systems and safety-net programs, as appropriate;
11. Promote alternative livelihoods;
12. Establish systems for sharing information and knowledge and facilitate networking on best practices and approaches for sustainable development.

Panafrican Online University on Sustainable Development (PAoU_SD)

Context

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Education is a fundamental right and the foundation of progress in all countries. Everyone has the right to education regardless of their skin color, origin and culture. While it is the primary responsibility of States to ensure quality education for all (SDG 4) for children and young people, it is also up to civil society to take initiatives to increase the number of children and young people entitled to quality education.Education one of the keys to development. Successful countries depend on a skilled and educated workforce to face the challenges they face. Desertification, land degradation and drought are among the first environmental challenges facing most African countries. As a consequence of the harmful effect of man on the environment, they have a negative impact on the future of the continent and the planet insofar as they affect mainly young people representing more than 60% of the population and exposed as women to migration, unemployment, epidemics, pandemics, and food insecurity.

The eradication of poverty, the fight against desertification, land degradation and drought and the achievement of sustainable development in the coming decades require us to work hand in hand to support the education of young people to enable the marginalized and excluded from the systems to realize themselves personally, to develop their intrinsic capacities and their potential in the service of their country, their continent and the world.Unconventional education allows individuals, young people and women in particular who have not been able to follow a conventional classical education curriculum, to aspire to healthy, fulfilling, constructive and resilient lives. It helps them to make their voices heard at the community, national and global levels. It opens up new employment and social climbing opportunities. It has a significant impact in many areas of development. It is one of the cornerstones of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Unconventional education as well as conventional education can accelerate progress towards achieving each of the Sustainable Development Goals in a number of ways and help to improve transparency in governance at all levels for the benefit of communities.

The greatest changes are not achieved by solitary actions, but by the resolute collaboration of leaders and communities. Only genuine collaboration can bring real progress in achieving the new global goals of sustainable development. Young people of any background, culture, and social class need to find common ground in their efforts to introduce innovative and sustainable change. The political and financial commitments of countries and donors for education must be secured and renewed in favor of young people to enable them to transform the world to a better place to live. There is an urgent need for closer collaboration among sectors to enable these synergies to develop and take root.The Pan African University Program on Sustainable Development will contribute to (i) achieving the goals of the UN Convention on Desertification and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Vision and Mission

By 2030, by building on Information and Communication Technologies for Education (ICT), the Pan African Online University for Sustainable Development is a significant actor in training on desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable development contributing significantly to the emergence of a youth class worldwide known as the solution to the challenge the continent and the world face.

The Panafrican Online University on Sustainable Development aims to create, coordinate, finance, share, disseminate and promote educational resources, digital and audiovisual training, objects, content and form which are labeled scientifically, pedagogically and technically for the benefit of young and vulnerable people. Participants and students are/will be trained in the field of desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable development objectives in initial and continuing education, online and face-to-face.

Objectives

  • Promote access to educational resources to make a significant contribution to the transfer of research results and training in the field of desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable development in Africa.
  • Promote access to the greatest number of young people and women of resources produced in institutions;
  • Contribute to the development of new educational resources exploitable by the largest number of its members;
  • Generate knowledge and skills by facilitating the exchange of experiences as well as partnerships for co-production and co-exploitation of resources;
  • Contribute to the emergence and structuring of a field and an innovative pedagogy, particularly through the link Training – Research and actions on the themes related to desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable development in Africa