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The 2018 edition of the Africa Environment Day will be commemorated jointly with the World Wildlife Day and Wangari Maathai Day. The event will be hosted by the Environmental Management Agency, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife authority and Forestry Commission on the 3rd of March 2018, at the Africa Unity Square in Harare.
AFRICA ENVIRONMENT DAY
Africa Environment Day, celebrated annually on 3 March, was established by the then Organization of African Unity in 2002 as a way of raising awareness of the pressing environmental challenges facing the continent. Zimbabwe uses this day as a platform to discuss topical issues like waste management, sustainable development and green economy through symposiums, commemorations and exhibitions to allow discussions and sharing of insights, perspectives and experiences.
As a nation, we value this day which served as a platform to promote an in-depth understanding of the practices to be undertaken by; communities, civic society, industry and other sectors towards environmental protection. The day seeks to promote Environmental Education and Community empowerment by re-affirming the importance of all levels of education and training towards sustainable development.