SUSTAIN-Africa is an initiative to implement Sustainable Development Goals in African growth corridors. The aim is to facilitate greening of growth that is inclusive and climate-resilient. The initiative is implemented at the local, national and continental levels, linking practice on the ground to policy change at corridor and Africa-wide levels. It integrates water, land and ecosystem management with sustainable business to demonstrate inclusive green growth using the landscapes approach.


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.