The World Wetlands Day 2015 was celebrated on 2nd February 2015 at Atebwo primary school, Nandi County. The event was geared towards creating awareness on wetlands conservation as well as commemorating the day the Ramsar Convention was
The much awaited celebrations had been preceded by two build up events; the Kibirong community road race marathon and a panel discussion in Siaya on Yala Swamp. There was also a tree planting session as well as exhibitions by the stakeholders such as NEMA, WRMA, KWS, and KFS among others.
Bukavu, DR Congo
In Bukavu, DR Congo, the World Wetlands Day 2015 was celebrated with a peaceful march to raise awareness of the population and advocacy to policy makers. Women in particular expressed their concern for the future of the local wetlands. A memorandum calling for a law regulating the wise use of wetlands was handed over to representatives of the provincial assembly and office of the Governor. A public awarnessevent with local fishermen and fish sellers of Lake Kivu concluded the activities.
Watch a presentation on the activities in English or French: