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Country:
Kenya/UK
What do you do?
Researcher, Press Officer
Organisation
United Nations
Fields of interest
water, energy, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, poverty reduction, policy
Email address
gregakall@yahoo.com
Languages
Swahili, English,Espanol and Brazilian Portuguese
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My name is Gregory Akall, an award-winning independent Kenyan journalist. I work as the Analysis and Reporting Officer with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(UN OCHA) in Kenya.I hold an MA in International Journalism from the Cardiff School of Journalism,Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University,UK.I am currently planning to pursue a PhD in Geography at the University of Cambridge in Michaelmas term(2011). My main interest is on climate change and it's devastating effects on poor communities in developing countries.

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In May this year, Sharon Looremeta was on BBC World’s HARDtalk in London to address a global audience. The half hour-long hard-hitting flagship news programme’s host, Zeinab Badawi, asks the most difficult questions on stories that make news from international political leaders to entertainers and ordinary…

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Posted on July 5, 2007 at 12:41

Turkana women reaping the benefits of aloe production

Mrs.Veronica Ekuam was just another woman in the Kalemngorok division of Turkana district, north-western Kenya, struggling with whatever meagre earnings she could get to support her family. At…

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Posted on July 5, 2007 at 12:29 — 1 Comment

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At 10:53 on August 17, 2007, Smriti Vidyarthi said…
I've finished the teaching/learning part of the course, so have completed my exam and courseworks. Now I am left with the thesis which I am currently working on. It's due September 17th...I'll then be looking for jobs here. We will be in touch.
At 10:35 on August 17, 2007, Gregory Akall said…
Hello there, thanks alot.I work for Practical Action(formerly Intermediate Technology Development Group) with head office in Rugby,UK.Iam in our regional office base in Nairobi but frequently travel to the field especially northern Kenya.
At 10:30 on August 17, 2007, Smriti Vidyarthi said…
Hi Gregory, Thanks for your message. That's great to hear you'll be doing the same course, but in Cardiff. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course at City uni and am now hoping to get a job here in London. Which NGO do you work for? Are you based in Nairobi? Do keep in touch.
At 22:52 on June 27, 2007, Marie Rarieya said…
Hi Akall,

Great work!!. I would like to read some work on agropastoralism in Kenya and Climate Change challenges. Suggested link to articles or URL would be helpful.
 
 
 

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