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The Great Green Wall of Africa

Jim Riley

15th August 2017

A super 8-minute lesson resource here from BBC Newsnight showcasing the Great Green Wall of Africa.

Climate change poses huge challenges and some projections say it will cause hundreds of millions to become refugees. Desertification in sub-Saharan Africa plays a big part of that, and that in turn feeds into Europe's unfolding migrant crisis. 

Inna Modja is a Malian singer and activist who has been to Senegal for BBC Newsnight to witness a pan-African initiative, the Great Green Wall. It aims to improve livelihoods in the Sahel region, reverse desertification, and break the cycle of refugee exodus.

The Great Green Wall of Africa: Will it help fight climate change? BBC Newsnight

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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