Eniola Aremu, GLF

GLF Africa 2022 by the numbers

An overview of the Global Landscapes Forum's 2022 digital conference on Africa

For the fifth time, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) used its platform as the world’s largest knowledge-led organization on sustainable land use to draw the world’s attention to the African continent and its most pressing challenges, which, at present, are largely to do with food. On 15 September, GLF Africa 2022 ran as a fully-digital conference, joining people around the world together in discussions, plenaries, networking events, virtual tours of landscapes, exhibitions and more, in what resulted in being the GLF’s most attended and engaged-with African event yet. Here’s an overview of what happened. For some of the most important and powerful statements that were made, read our selection of top quotes, and for a full wrap-up, read here.

News and moments

  • 2 networking events
  • 1 job fair
  • 3 inspiration talks
  • 2 special events
  • 2 watch parties

Audience insights

  • 8538 attendees from 104 countries – top countries by participants were Nigeria (1906), Kenya (1524), Ghana (649) and South Africa (556)
  • 5393 youth attendees
  • 41.86 percent of attendees were female and 54.73 percent were male
  • 182 speakers, of which 139 were from Africa (and with 91 being female)
  • 69 participating organizations, 4 media partners and 4 sponsors
  • 4 plenaries held, along with 11 interactive sessions, 1 launchpad and 1 youth daily show
  • 5 white papers released
  • Social media reach: 25.83 million
  • All impressions: 109.43 million
  • All engagements: 349.03 million
  • Number of related posts on social media: 7590
  • 7273 new followers across social media



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