Monique Barbut is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention
to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). She has over 30 years of experience in
sustainable development, international diplomacy, governance and financing.
From 2006 to 2012, she was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of
the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and World Bank Vice President.
John Lennon once said, ‘A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality’. Never did these words ring more true than for Africa’s Great Green Wall, a collaborative initiative built on unity...