Side event: Screening of the Great Green Wall documentary

Regreening Africa for a prosperous future

Media Corner
Special Event
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
19:00 to 22:00

To mark the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the United Nations and the European Commission present Ciné-ONU: Great Green Wall. 

Imagine if we could restore a piece of land 3 times the size of the Great Barrier Reef! The African-led initiative referred to as the Great Green Wall, is growing an 8,000km natural ‘wonder of the world ‘ across the entire width of Africa. Discover how this project is providing a future for over 60 million people in the region.

How to Participate

The event involves an online screening of the award-winning film #GreatGreenWall, followed by a panel discussion.

Register for the event before 15 June by clicking here

Once you have registered, you will automatically receive a Zoom link.

Key points

After a short introduction from Veronika Hunt Safrankova, Head of Brussels Office, United Nations Environment Programme and Camilla Nordheim-Larsen, Senior Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Coordinator at UNCCD and Producer of the film, we will have a discussion and Q&A with the speakers below:


- Elvis Tangem - Coordinator of The Great Green Wall Initiative
- Sandra Kramer - European Commission, Director Africa, DG INTPA
- Nora Berrahmouni - Senior forestry officer for Africa at FAO
- Deborah Seward (moderator) - Director of UN Regional Information Centre


"The Great Green Wall provides a refreshing story of resilience, optimism and collective action. As Inna Modja passionately pursues an African Dream for a generation seeking to control their own destiny, she reminds us of the enormity of the task ahead and that time is not on our side. The resulting journey of hope, hardship and perseverance reveals our shared human condition, reflecting a deeper moral and existential question we all must confront: “Will we take action before it’s too late?”

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