Category Archives: Videos

Video: SAWAP Field Visit to Tigray

As part of the 2nd Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP) Conference in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative conference participants were invited on a Sustainable Land Management Program Field Visit to Tigray, Ethiopia

Representative from 11 SAWAP country projects joined the trip supported by the regional Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services (BRICKS) Project.

3 sites were visited in Tigray, each offering interesting insights into the Ethiopian Sustainable Management Program.

Mapping for Change: Example of SLM Best Practice at BRICKS Conference


The Mapping for Change: The experience of farmers in rural Oromiya, Ethiopia film was presented by Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) for the BRICKS workshop on Sustainable Land Management, March 16 2015.

The film documents a participatory mapping experience of Ethiopian farmers in the Oromiya Region. Over a period of 12 days close to 140 people contributed to the construction of a 3-dimensional map covering – at a 1 : 10,000-scale – a total area of 672 sq km.

In a relatively degraded environment where soil fertility plummeted after the clearance of the natural forest, while populating the map, farmers compare their past and present ecosystems and identify the root causes of their problems and finally propose their own solution.

The experience marked their life …

Nigeria’s NEWMAP Project Shines New Hope

Southern Nigeria is affected by massive and expanding gully erosion, an advanced form of land degradation. The root causes of gully erosion are complex and climate change amplifies the challenge.

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is breaking new ground by mobilizing funding, technical assistance, and local expertise to tackle a pressing problem.

The New Hope film was shown at the BRICKS Communication Workshop, March 16 2015, as a great example of SAWAP project communication practice.

Video: Greening Ethiopia’s Highlands

This World Bank/TerrAfrica documentary showcases Ethiopia’s success in sustainable land and water management. It highlights how a landscape approach was used to manage land, water and forest resources to meet the goals of food security and inclusive green growth. The lessons drawn are relevant for other countries in the region and other parts of the world fighting land degradation and climate change issues.