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Jamma Legal Assistant Internship: Closed for Application

JAMMA NEWS & INSIGHTS

Jamma Internship:
Closed for Application

News & Insights

An exciting internship opportunity has been created to support existing Jamma projects by providing legal assistance and research input.

Jamma and its partners are dedicated to preserving the sustainable use of natural resources and the rights of communities living alongside wildlife. Policies restricting sustainable use are gaining momentum, posing threats to vulnerable communities reliant on these resources. These marginalised communities, already bearing the brunt of climate change, often lack influence in conservation decisions. Jamma is actively working through projects, communication initiatives, and social media efforts to address these challenges and advocate for sustainable, community-focused conservation policies.

This role will suit someone used to working both autonomously and within a small team. They will work closely with the Head of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Resource Rights, the Project Development Manager, the Project Coordinator, and the Director of Conservation and Communities.

It is an office-based position on a one-year fixed contract at £21,000 per annum in Cape Town, South Africa.

The closing date for applications is on the 31st of October 2023. Apply here.

Join us in making a difference. Apply now and be a part of our passionate team dedicated to positive change.

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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.
Press Release

Jamma’s Support of Greenpeace

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

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Lesle represents Jamma at the United Nations of Geneva

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Lesle Jansen represents Jamma International at the
Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)

Lesle Jansen, recently spoke at the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva. She passionately advocated for the rights of indigenous communities in Africa. She emphasised the importance in engaging in traditional and economic activities, especially regarding fishing practices.

EMRIP holds a vital role in the global landscape, providing expert advice to the Human Rights Council on Indigenous Peoples' rights. Moreover, it plays a key role in supporting Member States in upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Here are a few words from Lesle herself: “Indigenous Peoples are deprived of the fundamental rights to practice their traditional occupations and pursue sustainable use of their resources. This undermines not only their right to food, but also their collective rights to self-determination, to lands, territories, and resources, and to culture, knowledge, and identity, among others.”

At Jamma, we take immense pride in supporting Lesle and her dedication to championing the rights of indigenous communities. As an organisation committed to fostering community-driven conservation, we firmly believe in empowering indigenous peoples and safeguarding their cultural heritage and way of life.

Jamma International is recruiting for an exciting new role of a legal assistant intern based in Cape Town. If you possess a profound passion for conservation, indigenous rights, and legal research, we invite you to join our dedicated team. By taking on this role, you will play a vital part in supporting our ongoing projects and contributing to our impactful initiatives.

Jamma Legal Assistant Internship: Closed for Application

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

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Greenpeace

Greenpeace

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.

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JAMMA INTERNATIONAL

Our
Approach

Jamma fully supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is 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. 

Giving a voice to communities fighting for ocean protection.

Greenpeace endeavours to expose the actions of those damaging the ocean and champion science-backed solutions. Destructive fishing techniques are responsible for extensive damage to marine ecosystems and wildlife. A proposal from some world leaders to exclude fisheries from the Global Ocean Treaty threatens to maintain a status quo that is unsustainable in the long term.

“Our mission is to promote radical changes and new solutions to the ways we live on this planet so that we can all call it home for generations to come.”

“Protecting these natural wonders is simply the right thing to do. But this isn’t just about conscience. It’s about survival.” Greenpeace International

Resource Africa is an international charity with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources can be exercised by communities and rural people in southern Africa.

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to rural communities living alongside wildlife to tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.
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Planet

Resource Africa

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 supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is 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.
People
Planet

Greenpeace

JAMMA INTERNATIONAL

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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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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 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

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Resource Africa

Resource Africa

RESOURCE AFRICA

Resource Africa is an organisation with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainably use wildlife and other natural resources can be exercised by rural people in southern Africa.

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JAMMA INTERNATIONAL

Our
Approach

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to these communities and tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.



Many rural people in southern Africa share their daily life with wildlife. Unfortunately this can negatively impact on those communities, with elephants breaking through boundaries, marauding and eating vital crops, lions and leopards killing livestock and, in the worst cases, wild animals injuring or even killing people.

Respecting rights, resources and livelihoods.

At Jamma we support Resource Africa to engage these communities as co-dependents in conservation and in the benefits that can be derived from it. Sustainable, community-based wildlife management and enterprise can benefit not only the rural communities and their future generations, but also help to conserve and support Africa’s wildlife habitats and ecosystems.

An important part of our work with Resource Africa is to advocate for dialogue and connection between the perspectives of local communities with policy making processes at international, regional and national levels.

It is our experience that policy is most likely to lead to sustainable environmental management when it strengthens the rights and enhances the livelihoods and wellbeing of those immediately dependent upon it.
Resource Africa is an international charity with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources can be exercised by communities and rural people in southern Africa.

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to rural communities living alongside wildlife to tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.
People
Planet

Resource Africa

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 supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is 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.
People
Planet

Greenpeace

JAMMA INTERNATIONAL

Interested in finding out more about our values, projects and processes?

Contact us