We’re back from filming season 2


We're back from filming
Season 2

News and Insights

We are delighted to announce the completion of filming for the second season of Beneath the Baobab Podcast.

The production was divided into two parts, the first segment explored areas in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. While the second journeyed through Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. Our esteemed filming crew included Gordon Buchanan, renowned wildlife filmmaker, and the talented Olly Pemberton. They were accompanied by Katie Mackenzie, the project coordinator at Jamma International.

Throughout the production process, we had the privilege of meeting extraordinary individuals in remote regions of Africa. Their stories offered profound insights into what it means to coexist with wildlife, highlighting the complex relationship between humans and animals. Surprisingly, the attitudes towards wildlife were not as negative as one might expect...

We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to share these captivating stories with you. For exclusive behind-the-scenes updates and information on episode releases, we encourage you to subscribe to the Jamma newsletter and follow our social media channels. Be the first to experience the remarkable firsthand accounts of individuals in season 2.


We are excited to announce that Agneta, director of Mental Wellbeing at Jamma has published her first book, ‘Brain Smart’!

‘Brain Smart’ Book Now Out!

Jamma International presents the video of Dr. Moreangels Mbizah’s conservation journey created as part of Resource Africa’s ‘Let Africans Decide’ series.
Press Release

Dr. Moreangels Mbizah’s Conservation Journey


‘Brain Smart’ Book Now Out!


'Brain Smart' Book
Now Available

News and Insights

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Agneta, our Director of Mental Wellbeing at Jamma, has recently released her debut book titled "Brain Smart."

Agneta's passion is to design life skills programmes to build capacity and resilience in people where everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, can learn to improve their wellbeing. 

"Brain Smart" delves into the inner workings of the brain, offering invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance mental wellbeing. Unlike traditional therapy approaches, this book serves as an educational tool, empowering readers to understand how their brain shapes thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. This 'Brain Smart' programme is being used by mental health charities and has become part of some school's curricula. It is also being developed for prisons.

Available on Kindle or as a paperback via Amazon, "Brain Smart" provides straightforward exercises and clear explanations, making it accessible to individuals from all walks of life.

so embark on a journey of self-discovery and mental empowerment with "Brain Smart" today. Your feedback is invaluable to us, so please consider leaving a review after reading!


Lesle Jansen spoke at the 16th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva, advocating for the indigenous people’s fundamental rights to practice their traditional occupations and pursue sustainable use of their resources.

Lesle represents Jamma at the United Nations of Geneva

Jamma International fully supports this project in collaboration with the University of Oxford, Cornell University, and WWF Germany. The focus of this project is primarily on conservation areas in sub-Saharan Africa. The project is meant to crucially enable the inclusion of rural Africans, to better inform conservation and development policies in sub-Saharan Africa and internationally.
Press Release

Jamma’s support of the Morally Contested Conservation