Abjata Khalif is an award winning journalist based in Northern Kenya region with 12 years’ work experience and specializing in covering various thematic topics like Climate Change...
Abjata Khalif is an award winning journalist based in Northern Kenya region with 12 years’ work experience and specializing in covering various thematic topics like Climate Change, Refugee affairs, Investigative works, Human rights violations and other injustices, Human trafficking, Women rights, pastoralism, Human security and cross border issues, Renewable energy among others.
I was born in 1978 in Wajir County of Northern Kenya and I have worked with various local media houses like The People Daily Newspaper, Reject Magazine and other international media outlets like Reuters and Spore magazine based in Belgium. Newsdeeply based in the U.S, ZAM Magazine based in the Netherlands, Sci-Dev, an online science news platform, and Bloomberg news media.
I won KEMEP/UNFPA award on best reporting work on Female Genital Mutilation in 2010.
Apart from reporting climate change and its links to other thematic issues, I chair regional media organisation in northern Kenya known as Kenya Pastoralist Journalists Network, which uses community media, community outreaches, focus group discussions and advocacy campaigns in imparting and disseminating information to pastoralist communities with view of building their capacities in addressing various issues like climate change, advancing climate adaptation among others.
Climate change causing mistrust between communities and local weather experts in northern kenya