Photo: Abjata Khalif speaking at the AFRI hedge school in 2011. Copyrighted to Derek Spiers. Click photo for more.
Abjata Khalif, development worker, journalist and human rights activist, is visiting Ireland as part of a partnership with Afri (Action from Ireland).
Abjata is founding member and chair of the Kenyan Pastoralist Journalist Network, a community media organisation that uses media for peace building. His involvement with Climate Development and Knowledge Network has brought innovative approaches to climate change to his work in northern Kenya, and the partnership with Afri has resulted in the distribution of solar powered lamps to assist with home births within the community.
On Saturday, Abjata spoke at the Feile Bride event, ‘Life: Source or Resource – Enslavement versus Sovereignty’. The event dealt with some critical issues, with the commodification of resources as the common thread. Hearing from Fergal Anderson on Food Sovereignty; Abjata Khalif on Climate Justice solutions in northern Kenya, and Donal Dorr and Mia on Human Trafficking.
Abjata will be in the Comhlámh office today from 1pm – 2pm for a chance to hear about his work in northern Kenya, and to share a conversation with him and others.
Make sure to follow the Kenyan Pastoralist Network on Facebook for a taste of their work.