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Global Mechanism Launches SLM Project for Ten African Countries

UNCCD GLOBAL MECHANISM (GM)18 December 2013: During a partnership forum for the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI), the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched the Front Local Environnemental pour une Union VertE (Local Environmental Coalition for a Green Union) (FLEUVE) program. FLEUVE is funded by the EU and will aim to improve cooperation on and resources for sustainable land management across ten African countries.

The FLEUVE program will focus on local level planning and financing of sustainable development through a landscape approach in countries north and south of the Sahara. The initiative will include knowledge management, outreach and communications to raise awareness of the social and economic values of sustainable land management (SLM). FLEUVE is conducted in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its programme on the GGWSSI. [Global Mechanism Press Release]