After the Cameroonian government promised to plant 4 million trees by 2030 with a renewed focus on community participation, there is a renewed call for community voices at the UNCCD, COP in Abidjan. Bantar talks with Eric Fongoh, the Coordinator for the International Center for Environmental Education and Development, who says that land restoration efforts can only be successful with grassroots, community-level participation.
This story was produced as part of the 2022 UNCCD Virtual Reporting Fellowship, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It was originally broadcast by CRTV on 16 May 2022.
Banner image: "The Abidjan meeting will only be impactful when the decisions are grassroots-orientated" / Credit: Vitor Monthay, Unsplash.