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I work as media consultant for NGOs involved in Environmental program. l am currently the Coordinator for Envrironmental Journalist Organization of Somalia.
I would like to introduce ourselves as a group of Somali Journalists
involved in environmental reporting and awareness programs.
We first came up with the idea of forming an organization for somali
journalists involved in environmental matter on World Environment day
of June 5, 2006, after agreeing anomously on the moral responsibilties
upon us on salvaging and safeguarding through media of the
deteriarating environmental state of both land and marine ecosystems in Somalia.
Ever since we have been meeting on ad hoc basis due to limitation
such as financial and logistical issues.However, recently we finally
reached a resolution to establish an organization- Environmental Journalist
Organization of Somalia(EJOS),with the aim of upgrading our skills
/knowledge in environmental journalisms while striving to equally improve
our communities understanding of environment.
In view of the above, EJOS felt that it cannot work alone in
isolation and therefore needs to establish links with organizations and /or
institutions of similar concern and interests.
Therefore, we would like to have collaboration, Partnership and
Networking links with your organization/instutition. We seek your assistance
in helping us in establishing and making this EJOS , an effective and
functional environmental journalist organization for Somalia, first of
its kind.We also seek your assistance in convening Workshops/training
semnars for capacity building of EJOS. We also need techincal assistance and equipement for undertaking of making of Radio and TV environmental production for our local communities as part of our outreach program.
Please forward this email to anyone else or organization who you think may be interested in this initiative.
Abdirashid Ali Adan
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