Lamu County Government through the Department of Environment & Climate Change commemorated International Day of Forest 2024, in partnership with Kenya Forest Service at Hindi Prison.

The theme for this year’s event was “Forests and Innovation, New Solutions for a better world “

The event which graced Deputy Governor Raphael Munyua urged locals to conserve the forests and wetlands in order to sustain the livelihoods of the local communities and stabilise the environment whose deterioration he noted will be devastating to the country.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

The event was supported by different stakeholders, Nature Kenya & The Nature Conservancy.

In attendance were Agriculture CECM Hon. Jimmy Gichuu, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Provincial Administration led by Lamu Central DCC Mr . Charles Kitheka, Environment Chief Officer Mr. Rashid Dirie, Representatives from Nature Kenya, Wetlands International, KEFRI, NEMA, NYS, Hindi Prison, local CBOs and the general public.


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