11.09.2017:- In its message to the High Level Segment of COP 13, Kenya,as the chair of the African region group noted that, drought was the most adverse climatic phenomena affecting the African region, and has resulted into declining land productivity, increased food insecurity, exacerbated poverty & unemployment levels, decreased Domestic Product, increased competition for natural resources, socio-economic disruptions and may compromise our efforts to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality.
11.09.2017:- Kenya’s Mr. Richard Mwendandu, Director of Multilateral Env. Agreements, State Dept. of Env. and Chair of the African group of negotiators, flanked by members of Kenya’s delegation to COP 13 (at the back) and Ghana (front), delivering a statement on behalf of Kenya, which is the chair of the African region group, during the High Level Segment of COP 13 in Ordos, China.
Delegates to COP 13, among them Mr. John Kioli from the Green Africa Foundation, taking part in tree planting at the Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, China, during an excursion tour to view the Land degradation restoration programmes in the Desert.
Delegates attending COP 13 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, among them Mr. John Kioli of the Green Aftica Foundation, during an excursion tour to the Kubuqi Desert, viewing an unmanned aerial vehicle planting (drone),which is used to irrigate the planted seedlings using high pressure. The Desert is 100Kms from Ordos and 800Kms from Beijing city.
Dr. Kanga from the State Dept. of Nat. Res with Mr. John Kioli of Green Africa Foundation, at the exhibition stand of Eritrea at the Ordos International Convention Center in China. Eritrea, just like Kenya, is a member of the Horn of Africa Region, and it show-cased the various interventions the Government is putting in place to combat desertification. The other African Countries that are showcasing during the COP 13 here in Ordos alongside Eritrea are:- Namimbia and South Africa.
Members of the civil society attending the UNCCD COP 13 Conference on Desertification in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China,among them Kenya’s John Kioli of Green Africa Foundation, during the launch of the Land rights report at the sidelines of the Conference.