The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement started almost 15 years ago for which 20 African Nations in the Sahel region joined hands to halt the expanding Sahara Desert, with an ambition to grow 8000km natural wonder of the world across the whole width of Africa.
The plan in 2007 was to build the Great Green Wall from Senegal to Djibouti but because of rising temperature and failing rains things have not gone according to plan and thus far only about 4% of the Great Green Wall has been built.
The wall will provide the solution to many critical threats not only facing the African mainland but the global community as a whole, notably climate change, drought, famine, conflict, and migration.
Along with the above-mentioned solutions, this initiative has also brought life back to Africa’s degraded landscapes, provided food security, jobs, and a reason for communities to stay.
This integrated rural-development program to fulfill its ambition needs more support like; people there need to be helped with solar pumps especially during times of drought. Along with smaller community-based projects, need to resolve funding constraints. Government should provide more assistance for capacity building to fight this battle of stopping Sahara Desert and achieving the ambition set out in 2007.