BORESHA Celebrates World Environment Day

Author: Maslah Mumin

World Environment Day, hosted by Colombia this year, is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5th June: engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. This year, the theme is BIODIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS – a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist.

As the BORESHA project we marked this day through several activities in our project areas. This year’s commemoration was quite different due to the COVID19 pandemic that has totally changed how we operate and they type of activities we can carry out. However, we marked the day at Mandera County Government of Kenya Prison in the Township ward. The event was graced by the Chief officer for Environment and Natural Resources Management in Mandera County, National Environment Management Authority of Kenya, Mandera County Water User Association as well as other stakeholders. We have committed to raising awareness on environmental protection and bio diversity conservation in the Mandera triangle that includes Dollow Somalia and Dolo Ado in Ethiopia. While taking all the COVID19 precautions we planted 50 trees in the prison’s compound and we shall plant more trees in other sub-counties.

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