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Why NECJOGHA is Relevant To You

The Reasons why NECJOGHA is relevant to you
•Specialized for Climate: Climate affects all humanity regardless of creed, race or position in society. NECJOGHA-The Network of Climate Journalists of the Greater Horn of Africa , is a regional network organization specializing in the enhancement of public dissemination of information on climate and weather, climate variability and climate change and related issues

Professor Wangari Maathai Dies, UNEP Pays Tribute

Nairobi, 26 September 2011 - Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has died in Nairobi. She was 71 years old.

Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her commitment to democracy, human rights and conservation.

UNDP Launches Guidebook on Climate Change Finance for Developing Nations

By Mekonnen Teshome
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change, according to a press release UNDP issued in Addis Ababa this week

Climate Break-Unconventional Medical Treatment

From a Chinese Professor .
Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this... It's amazing and an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it can help somebody one day.

This is amazing.
Please keep this very handy. Excellent tips. Do take a minute to read this.
You'll never know, ones life may depend on you.
My father was paralysed and later died from the result of a stroke. Iwish I knew about this first aid before.
When stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst. (Irene Liu)
When a stroke occurs, stay calm.

Tanzania Short Rains Seasonal Forecast September-December 2011

This statement gives a brief review of the performance of rainfall season March-May 2011, evolution of the climate systems and outlook for the October to December 2011 rainfall season.


World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Conference, Denver USA

Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online News
The United States of America will host the next Open Science Conference of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) in Denver, Colorado, 24-28 October 2011. The Conference with the theme Climate Research in Service to Society will be at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Colorado USA.

The goals and the vision for the meeting include:

Africa Meets China On Drought Risk Reduction

By Patrick Luganda ( Necjogha Online )

The Sino African High Level Seminar on Drought Risk Reduction opens on Sunday, September 25th 2011, in Beijing China. The three day meeting brings together ministers and high ranking delegates from Africa and China and is aimed at strengthening cooperation and collaboration between China and Africa particularly in reducing disaster risks.

City Banker and Motorcyclist Perish in Kampala City floods

By Steven Wandera and Andrew Bagala
Kampala in The Daily Monitor Nerwspaper
A bodaboda cyclist and a female passenger yesterday afternoon fell in a drainage channel during a heavy lunchtime storm on Muteesa 1 Road near the Pan Africa Square in Kampala and drowned

The police identified the passenger as Brenda Omuntu, an employee of Barclays Bank, but did not have details of the cyclist by press time. The accident happened during a downpour that saw several city roads cut off by flood waters.

Kenya Short Rains Seasonal Forecast Released

By Judith Akolo
Nairobi Kenya ( NECJOGHA Online)
The Kenya Meteorological Department has announced that the country is expected to receive enhanced amounts of rainfall during the short rains season of October through to December. The Director of Meteorological Services Dr Joseph Mukabana who released the short rains forecast, said most parts of the country are likely to experience enhanced rainfall including the North Eastern Counties of Mandera and Wajir which have been the flash points of a devastating drought that hit the country beginning last year.

Uganda Roads Destroyed by Flooding

In The New Vision Newspaper
By Ismael Kasooha with additional reporting by NECJOGHA

RIVER Muzizi in western Uganda has burst its banks, cutting off the Kagadi-Kyenjojo road. This has prompted the Police to close the road, and travellers to explore alternative routes.

The river flooded at 3:30pm on Tuesday as construction works on the bridge were going on.

“Kagadi-Kyenjojo road has been closed with immediate effect. Whoever uses it does so at his or her own risk,” Kibaale district Police commander John Ojokuna Elatu said yesterday.

Fears of Agriculture Production Decline in Southern Sudan

By Judith Akolo

The South Sudan Director General of Agriculture Production John Chuol Dhol has warned that the dry spell expected in South Sudan during the short rains season could see agricultural productivity drop by between 40 per cent and 60 per cent.

“ Over ninety percent of our farmers depend on rain-fed agriculture, and this prediction is worrying,” said Dhol.

Prepare for Floods, Lightning and Disasters

in The New Vision Newspaper, Uganda
By Prossy Nandudu
THE public in Uganda has been advised to guard against floods, landslides, strong winds and lightning with the onset of heavy rains.

The warning was sounded by the commissioner of the meteorology department, Michael Nkalubo, while explaining the current weather patterns.

He said the advice was meant to prevent loss of life and property.

The country is set to receive near normal rainfall during the September-December rainy season across the country.

Uganda September to December 2011 Seasonal Forecast


7th September 2011


1. Highlights of the review of the rainfall performance for June to August 2011 season

Experts Outline Options For Ending Greater Horn of Africa Vulnerability

Averting Future Crises Requires Sustained Investments in Agriculture, Agricultural Research, Improved Land Use, and Smart Partnerships with Communities and Local Enterprises

NAIROBI, KENYA (8 September 2011)—Greater investment in agricultural research, and an increased cooperation between scientists, governments, local enterprises and rural communities are critical to reducing the Horn of Africa’s vulnerability to future droughts and extreme weather, according to a statement by leading experts on food security and agricultural development.

Donors Developing Themselves Through Development Aid, says study

'Boomerang Aid Enriches Donors'
By Daan Bauwens

BRUSSELS, Sep 6, 2011 (IPS) - Development aid is ineffective mostly because it is tied to contracts worth billions of dollars awarded to firms in developed countries in a phenomenon called boomerang aid, a new study says.

The study by the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), released Tuesday, shows that more than two-thirds of all aid contracts are bagged by companies in the developed countries.