- Elgon Half Marathon, featuring Ugandan long-distance runner, Joshua Cheptegei will focus on biodiversity conservation.
Preparations are underway for the UNDP 10 KM trail Elgon Half Marathon, featuring Ugandan long-distance running sensation, Joshua Cheptegei.
The Elgon marathon slated for 24th October is intended to Amplify the need for climate action and biodiversity conservation.
The most visible is the rapid loss of glaciers which have resulted in destructive floods coupled with a pattern of less frequent but heavier rainfall.
Through this marathon, UNDP will create awareness on the urgent need for decisive global scale climate action and conservation of Uganda's Mountain ranges’ unique biodiversity.
Through this marathon, UNDP is ensuring that tourism’s potential to advance prosperity and drive inclusive, sustainable development is fully realized.
This is according to Ms. Elsie G. Attafuah, the UNDP country representative.
The Executive director ,National forestry Authority Tom Okello says there is need to promote sustainable forestry practices in Uganda and across the African continent.