This policy document presents a strategic action plan of action for the implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) in Nigeria. The GGWSSI is a recent regional attempt in Africa to focus on addressing desertification in a more coherent manner. The initiative was originally conceived as a thematic project, focusing on creation of a wall of trees of some 15 km wide and 7,775 km long from Dakar to Djibouti, through 11 countries. Since 2005, however, it has gradually shifted to a holistic, multi-sectoral, and integrated vision of sustainable land management (SLM) and poverty eradication