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Migori prepares to host WDCD 2016


Migori pWorld Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is an annual event celebrated every June 17th. This year’s event will be celebrated at Sidika Primary School in Migori County. The area is semi-arid and has all the characteristics of an emerging desert, with prolonged dry spells and short erratic rains.

The theme for this year’s event is “Inclusive cooperation for achieving land degradation neutrality”. The theme offers a fundamental solution for achieving SDGs.
The Slogan is “Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People”. The slogan addresses the importance of comprehensive participation and cooperation in working towards achieving Land Degradation Neutrality.

This year’s event advocates for the importance of inclusive cooperation to restore and rehabilitate degraded and contribute towards achieving the overall Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to ‘leave no one behind’ as proclaimed in the new Sustainable Development Goals, achieving land degradation neutrality needs to be in the forefront to meet our requirements and develop sustainability.

Various government institutions including KFS, NEMA and KWS together with NGOs such as World Vision have embarked on mitigation measures to reverse the adverse climatic change effects. Therefore, holding WDCD 2016 in the area will boost various initiatives put in place to mitigate climate change adversaries.

repares to host WDCD 2016