Sironko District to Host National Environment Day Celebrations

Sironko District to Host National Environment Day Celebrations
A team from NEMA led by the Senior Manager for Environment Planning and Coordination together with the leadership of Sironko district led by the district chairperson and Chief administrative officer following the meeting to discuss preparations for WED 2024

Sironko District in Eastern Uganda has been selected as the venue for the prestigious 2024 National Celebrations for World Environment Day (WED).

This announcement follows a crucial visit by a delegation from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), engaging in discussions with local government officials to finalize preparations for this significant event.

World Environment Day, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, and serves as a global platform to raise awareness and promote action for environmental protection.

This year, the international celebrations will take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, focusing on the critical theme of "Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience."

The theme of "Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience" resonates with the urgent need to restore degraded landscapes and safeguard essential ecosystem services.

This theme is pivotal in addressing the goals outlined in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and contributes significantly to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

NEMA will be organizing the event on behalf of the government. Past celebrations have been held in various locations across the country.

The national theme, "Land Restoration for Climate Resilience," aligns with Uganda's strategic plans and vision for environmental restoration and natural resource management.

The primary objective of the 2024 celebrations is to raise awareness about the significance of restoring degraded ecosystems and inspire meaningful actions at all levels.

Planned activities include tree planting campaigns, clean-up drives, media engagements, school participation, and the translation of educational materials into local languages.F

Following the pre-visit meeting, a planning committee has been established at the district level to coordinate the preparations for World Environment Day celebrations in Sironko.