Rwanda’s Restoration Story

Rwanda became one of the early adopters of the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030. In 2011, Rwanda was the first African nation to pledge to restore land as part of the challenge. Although not a large country, Rwanda set the ambitious goal of bringing two million hectares of deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020. Later, the country continued to demonstrate its leadership through the highly successful African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative or AFR100, a regional platform of the Bonn Challenge. 

By adopting forest landscape restoration as a strategy to reverse widespread degradation and reanimate the natural power of ecosystem goods and services – such as improved water supplies and agricultural productivity – Rwanda garnered donor support and private investment to fulfil its border-to-border pledge.


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