“The Sahel ‘Great green wall'”‘ is an ambitious project to plant trees across 7000 kilometers from the Red Sea to the Atlantic coast. The programme, aimed to combat the natural challenges the region is facing, demonstrates the will and commitment of both the people and the regional states not to accept to succumb to its geographic and climatic fate. The project is expected to generate jobs and will help communities avoid dangerous activities such as illegal immigration, terrorism or illicit trafficking.”