Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growith Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa) is an IUCN-led initiative supporting Inclusive Green Growth (IGG) in Africa, with a particular focus on implementing a shared vision of economic growth, ecosystem resilience and social prosperity. The programme has, in its first five and a half years (2014-2019), been active in two landscapes in the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and in one landscape of the Zambezi Valley in Mozambique.

The programme set out in 2014 with the below vision:

Water Security

Solutions for climate-resilient, sustainable water management for livelihoods, production and ecosystems, reducing waterrelated risks for communities and business.

Climate Change Resilience

Working with farmers, communities and business on the management and restoration of landscapes to lower risks to food security, adapt to climate change, and support inclusive new value chains with low-carbon impact.

Green Business Innovation

Collaboration with small and large business on the essential contribution of ecosystem services to development and economic growth.


Strengthening the rights-based approach and empowering local communities to participate, influence and benefit from corridor development.


Building synergies among communities, business, civil society and government for long-term results on the ground and for better policies and business strategies.


Overview of global, national and local partners making SUSTAIN possible

SUSTAIN works in partnership with governments to support implementation of water, land, environmental, biodiversity and growth policies. SUSTAIN aims to help local and national governments to meet their goals for...

In 2017 SUSTAIN consolidated progress in all of its landscapes while making important inroads to influence policy strategies and implementation at corridor and national levels.

SUSTAIN-Africa offers a unique opportunity for businesses to come together with communities, civil society and governments to design and implement mutually beneficial solutions for ecosystems and natural-resource dependent livelihoods, while...