Somalia: Power of the pen, Independent Climate Change body formed

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is delighted to acknowledge and also be part the formation of Somali Climate Change Network (SCCN) in Mogadishu the capital city of Somalia.

The Somali Climate Change Network (SCCN)  envision is a future Somalia  as a healthy ecosystem with management and governance that is responsive to the needs of its residents, that supports conservation of its sensitive habitats, and that ensures  sustainable development of its resources.

The SCCN objectives are arising from the preparation of climate adaptation action plans relate to improving stakeholder and community understanding of climate change impacts and aiding the delivery of climate change adaptation among decision-makers, planners, stakeholders and local communities, by:

v  raising awareness and understanding of climate change and the need to adapt to its potential impacts, with a particular focus on the role of green and blue infrastructure;

v  improving the capacity of partner organisations and their respective communities to changing climate vulnerabilities and risks;

v  promoting and facilitating climate change adaptation measures;

      helping businesses, public sector organisations and other institutions to take account of the impacts of climate change.

SOMESHA Secretary General Mr. Daud Abdi Daud welcomed the formation of this new body and did ground discussions with its elected chairman Dr. Osman Gedow and agreed together to work at national, regional and international level to give voice to the voiceless and speed up the ongoing local activities and awareness over the climate change issues in across Somalia.

“I’ am now happy and proud of it to see the crops and the outcome of my fearful journeys to Mogadishu over the last two years and this year as well just to deliver the information related to the current climate change forums regionally and globally and train the media about the climate change in order to transform my society and allow them to be well understandable community over the climate crisis and its talks moving around the globe” said SOMESHA Secretary General Mr. Daud Abdi Daud

“SOMESHA now is over the moon and have wings to successfully deliver and disseminate the ideal informations towards climate change, deforestation and degradation, but our role model would be dissemination, stimulation and organizing debates among experts and stakeholders on how opportunities in climate change can enhance Somalia’s transformative and inclusive economic growth and development plan” Mr. Daud added

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) organized a historic media meeting that was held on November 20, 2011 in Mogadishu,

Somalia into the small conference room inside Tre-

Piano building, the major objective of that meeting was creating a vital group of well-trained green journalists who can make positive change for climate change reporting.

SOMESHA was successfully also organized this year a two days meeting of the first ever national, Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change since the collapse of Somalia government in 1991. The conference was taking place at Somalia South-Central None State Actors (SOSCENSA) conference hall on Saturday march 23, 2013 and previously scheduled to be from 23 to 24 March 2013 in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Over the last four (4) years, as globally the media plays vital role social coexistences and development SOMESHA was the sole and the single organization committed raising awareness and understanding of climate change and the need to adapt to its potential impacts. It served the vulnerable people which affected the climate change in across the nation via networking, advocacy, lobbying policy makers and resources access regardless of sex, culture, and physical ability.

Local and International Affiliation;

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is a member of the United Religious Initiative (URI), the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ), the African Forest Communicators Network (AFFCOMNET) the GBV Prevention Network of Africa and the Global Civil Society Organization for Disaster Risk Reduction (GNDR). It has a blog site on Africa Green Directory and Space for Change in Africa (kabissa).

SOMESHA is partner with the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Earth Journalism Network (EJNET).

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