Desertification and Drought Day 17 June 2022.

Desertification and Drought Day will be commemorated on 17 June 2022 at Eldume Primary School, Baringo County. The theme for the event is “Rising up from drought together.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is the global voice for land. We champion healthy, productive and accessible land for all

Drought is one of the most destructive natural disasters in terms of the loss of life, arising from impacts, such as widescale crop failure, wildfires and water stress exacerbated by land degradation and climate change

Due to INSATIABLE and UNSUSTAINABLE economic activities, over 300 million hectares of useful land globally could be lost by 2050 according to @UNCCD

As we commemorate Desertification & Drought Day, humanity must take URGENT ACTION and PROTECT LAND.

Baringo County will host this year’s Desertification and Drought Day. The County is prone to perennial droughts negatively impacting population’s livelihoods. The theme, “Rising up from drought together” seeks to empower Communities on how to prevent desertification and drought.

Drought is one of the most destructive natural disasters in terms of human life loss arising from crop failure and water stress exacerbated by land degradation and climate change. In Kenya, the drought continues to bite in 17 out of the 23 ASAL Counties.

Droughts have been part of human and natural systems, but what we are experiencing now is much worse, largely due to human activity. By 2050, it may affect ¾ of the world’s population. The day aims at raising awareness on how to counter drought & desertification.

Desertification and Drought Day will be marked on 17 June 2022. The national observance of the event will take place at Eldume Primary School, Baringo County. The theme for the event is “Rising up from drought together.”  NEMA is spearheading the national preparations