Climate Emergencies - March 2023
In March 2023 we hosted Claas Beecken, Humanitarian Lead at international development charity CARE International UK. Claas discussed how climate change is impacting natural disasters, what humanitarian agencies are doing about this and how funding from Jersey is helping people hit by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
The free event saw more than 70 Islanders come together to discuss the role climate change is playing in what is “the largest global food crisis in modern history”. “Acute food insecurity is escalating. In 2023, at least 345 million people across 53 countries are expected to face acute food insecurity and need urgent assistance – this is double the number of people who faced these conditions in 2020. Woman and girls are less likely to access food and food insecurity increases the risk of violence against women and girls,” said Claas.
The JIDN event, the first since the global pandemic, was opened by the Minister for International Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey. To find out more about JOA, register at www.joa.je/get-involved/signup.
50 Years of Volunteering - April 2022
In April 2022, we hosted an event calling on islanders to have their say on the next 50 years of volunteering as part of the 50th anniversary of our Community Work Projects volunteering programme. Attended by over 100 islanders, the panel of international and local experts, along with a lovey audience, shared their views about the future of volunteering.
The panel discussed the outcomes of several pieces of international research and how this will steer and shape JOA’s volunteering programme over the coming decades.
- Alice Chadwick El-Ali, Senior Research and Policy Officer, UK Collaborative on Development Research
- David Jordan OBE, Chairman, Sand Dams Worldwide,
- Philip Goodwin, CEO, VSO International
- Deputy Carolyn Labey, Jersey’s Minister for International Development, Chair of the JOA Commission and former CWP volunteer
- Mike Haden, Founder of Jersey charity, Hands Around the World Jersey