The Desertification and Drought Day (DDD) formally known as World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) has been observed annually every 17th day of June since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to International Cooperation to Combat Desertification, Land Degradation and reduce the effects of drought (DLDD).
It is a unique occasion that reminds everybody that DLDD can be effectively tackled, and that key tools to this challenge lay in strengthening community participation and co-operation at all levels.
This year’s national commemoration will be held on 17th June, 2020 at Kargi, Marsabit County and will focus changing public attitudes to the leading driver of desertification and land degradation: humanity’s relentless production and consumption” and runs under the slogan “Food. Feed. Fibre.” and is connected to seeking to educate individuals on how to reduce their personal impact.
The global observance will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Chief Guest will be the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry and a host of other Dignitaries as well the Public.