World Habitat Day

CS James Macharia, EGH led this year’s national observance of WorldHabitatDay together with counterpart, CS Keriako Tobiko. This year’s theme: ‘Accelerating Urban Action for a Carbon-Free World’, fosters discussions aimed at addressing the effects of climate change on urban centers. The event took place at Olkaria Spa Naivasha.

World Habitat Day (WHD) is an international day observed on the first Monday of October every year.  This Day was designated by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 40/202A of 17 December 1985.

The Day accords United Nations Member States an opportunity to share and reflect on their experiences, successful initiatives, and challenges encountered in their efforts to provide shelter, and related basic services in a sustainable manner. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. In addition, it provides a forum for governments and stakeholders to take stock of achievements and take actions aimed at improving housing and human settlements.

CS James Macharia and CS Tobiko planting trees at Olkaria Spa to mark World Habitat Day