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Charles Owino Ogallo
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What is your name?
What is your job title?
What organisation do you work for?
FEBA RADIO / Baraka FM / Kenya online Journalists Association-KOJA
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English and Kiswahili
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Am a Kenyan , a proffesional journalist with over ten years of experience in Journalism both in local and international media. Currently am working with a local radio station based in Mombasa , Kenya-Baraka FM as news Sub-editor . Am also founder member of the Kenya online Journalists Association-KOJA formed to agitate for rights and development of local online journalists in Kenya. We have used this association to motivate Kenyan journalists to write and report more on Environment Am also a member of the West Indian Ocean Marine and Environment Journalists Association where I have specialized in marine and environment reporting.

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Nobel Peace Laureate and World Environmentalist Mourned

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan was amongst the first world leaders to send their condolences following the death of Prof Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace laureate and conservation heroine.

Prof Maathai who would forever be celebrated and honoured on her strong stand on environmental conservation , died in Nairobi , the Kenya’s capital city on Sunday, after a long battle with cancer.

The environmentalist and politician died at the age of 71 years ,  according to… Continue

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 16:00

Climate Change Taking Toll on Kenya

An independent study has revealed that Kenya was in-adequately adapted to deal with existing climate risks as the country faces heavy Costs from effects of climate change.

The immediate needs for building adaptive capacity and starting to enhance Climate Change resilience are estimated may cost Kenya between $100 – 150 million annually by next year -2012 , .

Costs include potential threats to coastal zones (sea-level rise), health burdens, energy demand, Infrastructure,…


Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

CDM Projects Bearing Profits in Kenya.

Kenya has been taking Clean Development Mechanism -CDM projects seriously since Kyoto Protocol came into being in 1997.

This is despite indications that the country was lagging behind in advancing to the category of nations with a satisfactory or good climate rating.

Kenya ratified the Kyoto protocol in 2005, paving the way for the country to engage with developed countries in CDM projects.

This comes as environmental experts list the country among the extremely…


Posted on July 20, 2011 at 8:00

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