North Rift will soon become Global Geopark after successful proposal by UNESCO

Baringo county is set to host a global geopark, the second in African after Morocco and the first in the Sub-Saharan region.

Kenya National Commission for Unesco chairperson Rashid Aman said the Baringo ecosystem qualifies for the event because it has all the features needed to be a Unesco global geopark.

He spoke during the World Peace Week at Kapsois Primary, Baringo South, last month.

Aman said the plan also involves five counties in the North Rift region.

He added that one of the key features required for an area to become a geopark is that it must have “geological features of universal importance”.

Mountains, rocks and several other geographical features make Baringo the best place to be listed as a geopark.

Aman said the fact that Baringo is in the Rift Valley, a geological feature, is an added advantage.

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