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  • 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
  • Public Awareness: Through our work, the public is receiving well researched information and is becoming aware of the relevance of climate change and the climate in general to their livelihood. This is important in developing adaptation measures and giving them opportunity to join informed debate on pertinent issues
  • Informing Policy: We disseminate climate change related information that educates decision makers at all levels.
  • Climate Change: Timely dissemination of seasonal forecasts and related updates factors into climate application and Climate Change adaptation strategies.
  • Planning For Disasters: With good lead time, climate information enables generation of disaster risk mapping that helps effective advance planning
  • Agricultural Planning: Climate information leads to planning for better use of water for agricultural productivity in a predominantly rain fed agriculture system. It also enables advance decisions on seed and input purchases, area for cultivation and amount and nature of loans purchased
  • Food Security: Food security mapping is generated using seasonal climate information. Forage maps are also produced using the same source of information. The dissemination of this information to end users, packaged in a way they can best understand is crucial for improving crop and livestock production
  • Health Security: Floods, droughts and other extreme climate events create conducive atmosphere for diseases to thrive and spread. Climate information helps to prepare for measures to reduce the impacts of diseases and promote health security.
  • Hydro Power Generation: Water levels determine the capacity of power companies to generate power which is an important player in the national economies.
  • Urban Planning: The application of climate information for construction of infrastructure including roads, buildings and other works is important. Colossal amounts of money can be saved using available information
  • Banking & Insurance: Millions of farmers in Africa cannot access agricultural related funding because of the fear by banks and insurance companies of the climate risks faced by the sector. Armed with climate information these institutions can make decisions with confidence.
  • Reliability and Consistency: This builds confidence levels among recipients of the information. For instance reliable and consistent dissemination of climate information enhances adoption of better land use technologies contributing to reversal of land degradation through better use of available arable land .Land use can be significantly reduced through economic utilization of water.
  • Water Use Policies: Our information is useful for management, conservation and preservation of water resources. Our interest is to contribute to developing water use policies for various communities.
  • Energy Consumption: Dwindling sources of fuel wood are causing alarm among several communities across Africa. Through public awareness strategies in collaboration with partners we encourage the reversal of widespread deforestation that has taken place.
  • Economic Planning and Development: Climate information use can contribute to substantial economic development for our region. One of our objectives is to demonstrate the economic advantage of factoring climate information in economic planning
  • Promoting Communities: NECJOGHA activities promote community participatory approaches to development through our unique information delivery systems.
  • Communication for Development Initiatives: The Schools Climate Change Communication project demonstrates our desire for multi partnerships to develop a beneficial knowledge transfer strategy for communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change Project:The City Climate: Documentation of the Community Adaptation to Climate Change in the Cities of Africa’ is another unique knowledge based study targeted at identifying and understanding the grassroots challenges created by Climate Change.
  • Communication for Sustainable Development: Using the volunteer spirit within our membership our efforts are geared towards capacity building for scientists and the media to build a strong foundation for a knowledgeable society using communication as a tool for sustainable development.