Posted on Dec 06, 2018
The 2018 Rotary International UN Day, the first ever to be held on the African continent was held in Nairobi on 10 November 2018 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). With the theme, Youth Innovation: Crafting Solutions to Emerging Challenges, the event focused on how technology can be used for humanitarian good. The objective was to recognize six Rotary People of Action: Young Innovators from around the world who have crafted solutions to longstanding humanitarian issues.  With over 1000 participants, 50% of them were youth under 35 who attended the discussions about Innovations, environment and new partnerships. Six youth were honored as people of action including D9211’s Barbra Akello from the Rotaract Club of Naguru and Paul Mushasho for Rotaract Club of Nakivaale.   Last year the Rotary UN Day was held in Geneva, a first out of New York. This year we were humbled as the event came to Africa, Nairobi - Kenya.
The day was unique to Africa as it was the late RIPE Sam Owori’s vision to host the Rotary UN Day in Africa in his year as RI President.  To honor his wish, the occasion was hosted in Nairobi and graced by Rotary International President Barry Rassin, Trustee /RI President Nominee 2020-21 Sushil Gupta along with other Rotary leaders. District 9211 was represented by DG Sharmila, DGE Xavier Sentamu, Past District Governors Harish Bhatt and Tusu among other officials,