IPBES develops a guide on assessments

The multidisciplinary panel of experts at the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) developed a guide for practitioners on the IPBES assessment process.
Earlier this year, the IPBES warned that land degradation undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people worldwide in its assessment report of land degradation and restoration.


Country:  Somalia

City:   Mogadishu

Date:  20-21 September 2019

Where:  Open

Organizers:  WOFIJ and its affiliations

The number of all participants will be 60 comprising Journalists, Media associations, CSOs,INGOs, UN-agencies, Ministry of Information, politicians, MPs and Intergovernmental Organizations.

Theme: Sharing Lessons in the World for PCVE knowledge by obtaining Community Awareness

There will be presentation on day by day challenges of Somali media, followed by panel discussion to address all obstacles hindering the PCVE related coverage, justice and the rule of law and possible solutions to these challenges.


  1. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud WOFIJ President
  2. Dinesh Lakhanpal WOFIJ, Asia and Pacific region Director from India
  3. Farai Matebvu WOFIJ African Region Director from Zimbabwe
  4. STANLEY IHEDIGBO PAAJ President from Nigeria

Other Speakers are:

Somali MP Prof. Mohamed Omar Dalha,

Prof. Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwa Master head of Somalia Peaceline

Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman The mayor of Mogadishu

Doctor: Dahir Mohamud Gelle The Minister of Information

Mr. Osman Moalim Master head of Somali Youth Development Network (SOYDEN)


—(2)– WHO Launches GO 2.0 Pre-Deployment for Ebola

All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks need to have basic knowledge and skills in order to mount an effective response. OpenWHO has developed an updated GO training package so WHO deployees can work safely and effectively as part of the teams bringing outbreaks under control.

You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/GO-en.
The learning package consists of 7 modules, which include video lectures and downloadable presentations that have been updated with the latest information and developments. It begins with an introduction to Ebola virus disease before moving to the response strategy and essential information related to working for WHO, including new modules on HR matters and emergency standard operating procedures.
This course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. A certificate of achievementwill be provided to participants who score 80% or higher on each assessment.
The materials are designed to complement the ePROTECT training, which is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/e-protect.
Decision-makers and frontline responders can also find additional OpenWHO resources on Ebola virus disease in English, French and Lingala via the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/knowledge-resources-ebola.
The OpenWHO team wishes you an educational and successful training!


–(3)–WOFIJ Published an eBook about the future of professional journalists and Journalism skills entirely. For more information you can download the E-book here or You can better see the eBook PDF-version of this guide here.

(4)– Dear Colleagues and Friends,

You are cordially invited to join first WOFIJ general members meeting and discussion as scheduled below;

WOFIJ Member Organizations and Friends Dialogue

Wed, Jan 10, 2018 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 726-607-045

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Please note: You need to have a laptop computer with camera and earphone first.


(5)—-CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide 

New York, December 8, 2017—The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 13, 2017.

The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on December 1, 2017, and indicates the country where held, charge, and medium of work for each imprisoned journalist. It does not include the many journalists who were imprisoned during the year but released prior to December 1.

WHAT: Yearly census of imprisoned journalists

WHEN: December 13, 2017, 12.01 A.M. EST

WHERE: www.cpj.org


The WOFIJ Code of Ethics is a declaration of long-lasting principles supported by the intercultural journalism explanation and position including the other skill papers that address changing journalistic practices such as citizen journalism methods. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of extraordinary.

In generally, a code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the social norms and religious rules and responsibilities of, or proper practices for, an individual, party or organization….Continue reading