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Jamma’s New Office Residents

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New Residents at
The Jamma Office

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By Jamma International's office, we are delighted to have some irresistibly cute fox cubs that have captured the hearts and attention of our dedicated employees.

These playful little creatures bring a delightful energy to our surroundings, reminding us of the beauty and wonder of the natural world we strive to protect.

Their presence serves as a daily reminder of our shared commitment to wildlife conservation and inspires us to continue our efforts with passion and dedication.

Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. Here at Jamma, we clearly see the link between the wellbeing of people and the wellbeing of our planet
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Mental Health Awareness Week

This years theme is anxiety. Anxiety is a common mental health challenge affecting countless individuals. It can manifest in various ways, from persistent worry and excessive fear to physical symptoms like racing heart and shortness of breath. At Jamma we believe it is essential to recognise that anxiety is not a weakness or something that can be easily brushed off. By raising awareness about anxiety, we can help reduce stigma and create a supportive environment where those affected feel comfortable seeking help and support.
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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health
Awareness Week

Our Brain Smart training, led by former prisoners, empowers individuals by teaching them how the brain works and how to turn negative situations into positive ones through practice and understanding. The impact has been incredible! With overwhelming positive feedback and fantastic engagement in prisons, we're excited to announce that over 150 Mental Health Ambassadors have joined our cause through this training. Together, we're changing lives and making a difference!

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This week is 2023's Mental Health Awareness Week, with anxiety as the theme. One of our incredible projects is our partnership with Unlock My Life, which was launched in 2022. Together, we have been working hard to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health in prisons across the UK and ensure access to vital support.

At Jamma, we are deeply dedicated to empowering individuals and communities, and that includes fostering a culture of mental health care. Our commitment to this cause has given us invaluable insights into the significance of recognising and addressing mental health challenges.

Jamma International is recruiting for an exciting new role of Communications Intern. This role will undertake the development of Jamma International’s communications and social media strategy.
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Jamma Communications Internship: Open for Application

The London Interdisciplinary School continues to be more relevant than ever, with it’s agile and resilient structure helping to adapt to Covid-19.
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The London Interdiscplinary School’s 2020 Summary

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Jamma’s Newest Team Members!

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Jamma's Newest
Team Members

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Jamma is proud to welcome our newest members onto the team.

Please read on to discover a little more about our new Jamma members. 

Born in Germany, Dominik moved to southern Africa at the age of 25 where he spent the next 10 years in the field working on landscape-scale conservation initiatives across the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA). His work was followed up by a PhD on lion movement within a multi-use landscape and the roles of wildlife corridors in 21st century conservation.

Lesle is a South African attorney holding two additional postgraduate degrees, namely an LLM in Indigenous Peoples in International Law and another LLM in Rule of Law for Development. She has joined Jamma International to help develop diverse legal empowerment strategies for Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM).

Alison is a British conservationist who is passionate about wildlife conservation, both on a global and national scale, with particular interest in endangered species and those that are victims of illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching. Alison has carried out a variety of voluntary work both within the UK and Africa.

Born in the UK, Theo is an ecologist, zoologist, and conservationist holding a BSc in Zoology, and a MSc in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation both from the University of Bristol. Since his graduation, he has spent time in the UK as a zookeeper at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent where he learned how to work alongside a variety of charismatic big cat species as well as how to engage members of the public in conservation.

The London Interdisciplinary School continues to be more relevant than ever, with it’s agile and resilient structure helping to adapt to Covid-19.
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The London Interdiscplinary School’s 2020 Summary

Jamma International is recruiting for an exciting new role of Communications Intern. This role will undertake the development of Jamma International’s communications and social media strategy.
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Jamma Communications Internship: Open for Application

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ZRDF Scoops First Position

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ZRDF Scoops First
Position

ZRDF WINS FIRST PRIZE

The Mkushi Agricultural and Commercial Show Society (MACSS) is back, bigger and better! After two years of cancelling the event due to the Covid -19 pandemic. This year’s theme was “Innovation through Technology”.

During this year's Central Province Agricultural and Commercial Show presented by the Mkushi Agricultural and Commercial Show Society (MACSS), Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) demonstrated its understanding of this year's theme by showcasing the interventions in Climate Smart Agriculture that are taught to local farmers in Mkushi at the various Demo sites.

The event ended with ZRDF scooping first position in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) category for their work around climate smart agriculture innovations. Their work is getting recognition and this makes Jamma International proud and confident to keep supporting ZRDF in serving the vulnerable and underprivileged in society.

Jamma is pleased to introduce Lesle, Alison and Theo as our newest team members!
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Jamma’s Newest Team Members!

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

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Campaigns and Communication Manager: Position Filled

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Campaigns and Communications Manager:
Position Filled

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An exciting new role of Campaigns and Communication Manager has been created to assist the team to realize its vision and support the Director of Conservation and Communities in potentially all campaigns and communications aspects of Jamma’s operations.

The purpose of this role is to develop an evidence-led sustainable use communications campaign to promote sustainable use as a principle in conservation and community economies and challenge entrenched narratives around conservation in the global north. This position will suit someone used to working both autonomously and within a small team. This is a permanent, full-time position at £45,000 -  £55,000 (depending on experience) per annum, location is flexible.

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Jamma’s support of the Morally Contested Conservation

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Jamma's support
of the Morally Contested
Conservation

SUPPORTING THE MCC PROJECT

Jamma recently started supporting a new and interesting project known as the Morally Contested Conservation project, which is looking at morally contested issues affecting the sub-Saharan African people.

The project has since brought four students on board in collaboration with Cornell university, Oxford university, WWF Germany, and other sub-Saharan African partners. The students have been collecting various data on the moral attitudes, beliefs, and policy preferences regarding critical issues in conservation and development and identifying key points of divergence and convergence between rural and urban communities in several sub-Saharan African countries and internationally.

Some of the key questions the project will look at are as follows:

Who gets to make decisions over the sub-Saharan African wildlife and the people? What should successful conservation look like? Whose interests should take priority? How much harm should rural Africans bear in protecting wild animals and their habitats? Are local people part of the problem or part of the solution? Is it acceptable to remove people from their land to create space for wildlife? Which are more important, the rights of local people or the rights of individual animals?

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Jamma International is recruiting for an exciting new role of Campaigns and Communication Manager. This role will support and optimize existing projects and help to evaluate and establish new opportunities in Southern Africa.
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Campaigns and Communication Manager: Position Filled

Jamma fully agrees with Greenpeace’s mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Last month, we started supporting Greenpeace’s ‘Protect the Oceans’ campaign, which is dedicated to addressing the significant threats facing our oceans, including climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and mining.
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Jamma’s Support of Greenpeace

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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health
Awareness Week

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This week is 2021's Mental Health Awareness Week, with connecting to nature as the theme.

"Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. For most of human history, we lived as part of nature. It is only in the last five generations that so many of us have lived and worked in a context that is largely separated from nature. And it is only since a 1960s study in the US found that patients who were treated in hospitals with a view of nature recovered faster, that science has started to unpack the extraordinary health benefits." - Mental Health Foundation

Here at Jamma, we clearly see the link between the wellbeing of people and the wellbeing of our planet. We have supported and worked in many partnerships with mental wellbeing organisations to ensure people have the rights to secure their own mental and physical wellbeing.

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Jamma is pleased to introduce Lesle, Alison and Theo as our newest team members!
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Jamma’s Newest Team Members!

Jamma International is recruiting for an exciting new role of Campaigns and Communication Manager. This role will support and optimize existing projects and help to evaluate and establish new opportunities in Southern Africa.
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Campaigns and Communication Manager: Position Filled

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Jamma’s Support of Greenpeace

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Jamma's Support
of Greenpeace

SUPPORTING GREENPEACE

Greenpeace is a movement of people passionate about achieving their vision of a greener, healthier planet. By lobbying, campaigning, and educating the public, Greenpeace helps enact real change on a global scale.

Jamma fully agrees with Greenpeace's mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Last month, we started supporting Greenpeace’s ‘Protect the Oceans’ campaign, which is dedicated to addressing the significant threats facing our oceans, including climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and mining.

The Global Ocean Treaty, currently in negotiation at the United Nations, has the potential to create ocean sanctuaries that will protect at least 30% of our seas by 2030. Greenpeace is helping to bolster the positions of world leaders championing for the Global Ocean Treaty, as well as engaging potential new champions. A global network of ocean sanctuaries is a crucial step in protecting large parts of the ocean from destructive industries, especially in largely unregulated international waters. 

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Jamma International is recruiting for an exciting new role of Communications Intern. This role will undertake the development of Jamma International’s communications and social media strategy.
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Jamma Communications Internship: Open for Application

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.
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Jamma’s support of the Morally Contested Conservation