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Jamma International Champions Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Conservation

Jamma International is proud announce that a compelling article, "A Call to Champion Sustainable Use of Wildlife as an Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Issue," has been published in the Cultural Survival Magazine, authored by our team members Lesle Jansen and Joe Goergen. This insightful piece explores the resilient legacy of the San and Khoikhoi Peoples in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, highlighting their crucial role in advocating for wildlife conservation despite historical difficulties. As a nonprofit organisation, Jamma International supports Indigenous Peoples' rights, echoing the global call for inclusive and respectful conservation practices. The article delves into the successes of Namibia's conservancy program, covering 20% of the country's land and supporting over 230,000 rural people.

Jamma International actively engages in supporting a more equitable and sustainable approach to wildlife conservation. Engage with the full article on the Cultural Survivals Website to delve into the intersection of Indigenous practices and sustainable wildlife conservation.

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Jamma International is proud to work with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) on exciting sustainable agriculture projects around Mkushi, Zambia. During the Central Province Agricultural and Commercial Show in Mkushi, Zambia, ZRDF won first place in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) category.
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ZRDF Scoops First Position

Joe Goergen and Lesle Jansen from the Jamma Team passionately discuss the sustainable use of wildlife as an Indigenous Peoples’ Rights issue in an article published by Cultural Survival.

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Jamma Legal Assistant Internship: Closed for Application

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Jamma Internship:
Closed for Application

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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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Joe Goergen and Lesle Jansen from the Jamma Team passionately discuss the sustainable use of wildlife as an Indigenous Peoples’ Rights issue in an article published by Cultural Survival.

Cultural Survival Publication

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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Khomani San School Receives Certification

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Khomani San School
Receives Certificate

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Khomani San School Receive Certification

We're excited to announce some incredible news. The school has reached a significant milestone by obtaining official government certification as an independent educational institution. This achievement marks a huge stride forward for the Khomani San community.

The Khomani San are one of the last remaining groups of the indigenous San people of South Africa, and the Khomani San school is a project that holds a special place in Jamma's heart. This Indigenous-led school boasts a curriculum deeply inspired by its roots, showcasing the rich heritage of the Khomani San people. The children at the school are not only learning subjects, but also their ancestral indigenous language, providing them with life skills and cultural dignity.

We are proud to be part of this journey, supporting the community in their quest for educational opportunities and fostering a brighter future for their children.

“We aim to provide an accessible, culturally sensitive primary school education to the Khomani San children. By integrating an up to date curriculum with traditional knowledge, we help to uplift the community by empowering future generations.” - Claire Barry, Khomani San School Programme

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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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

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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 proud to work with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) on exciting sustainable agriculture projects around Mkushi, Zambia. During the Central Province Agricultural and Commercial Show in Mkushi, Zambia, ZRDF won first place in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) category.
Press Release

ZRDF Scoops First Position

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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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 International is proud to work with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) on exciting sustainable agriculture projects around Mkushi, Zambia. During the Central Province Agricultural and Commercial Show in Mkushi, Zambia, ZRDF won first place in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) category.
Press Release

ZRDF Scoops First Position

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 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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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

The vision of Jamma International is the wellbeing of the planet and its people, we feel passionate about supporting projects that will empower people to improve their wellbeing. We know how to take care of our body but we know very little about how our brain works. If you understand how the brain works, you have the ability to change your behaviour. The first project in Life Skills being developed will focus on the Brain, how it creates our reality and affects our behaviour. Not in a detailed brain science way, but in a way that can help us understand how little the brain has changed since cave men and how this can cause a lot of suffering in todays life.
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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that manages 19 national parks and protected areas covering over 14.2 million hectares in Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Jamma International is proud to be supporting African Parks with their sustainable approach to wildlife conservation, economic development and poverty alleviation to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable in the long-term.
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Life Skills

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Jamma International's vision is the wellbeing of the planet and its people, and we feel passionate about supporting projects that will empower people to improve their wellbeing.

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Agneta Johansson, the Director of Wellbeing at Jamma International, has a vision to design and deliver Life Skills programmes to build capacity and resilience in both organisations and individuals.

Our initial project is 'The Brain, How it Creates our Reality and Our Behaviour', exploring how we become more resilient in every day life.

We know how to take care of our body but we know very little about how our brain works.  If you understand how the brain works, you have the ability to change your behaviour.

The first project in Life Skills being developed will focus on the brain, how it creates our reality and affects our behaviour. Not in a detailed scientific way, but in a way that can help us understand how little the brain has changed since cave men and how this can cause a lot of suffering in today's world. 

Our project will be a new approach to mental health. This knowledge about brain function and some basic skills on managing our tricky brain will be a foundation to manage our life in a more constructive day-to-day way.

It is in the brain that our lives are played out and where all our perception from the world is coming from. It is therefore very important to understand how the brain works, what is causing our mental struggle and how to take control.

 

We believe that when we understand how the brain influences our behaviour and why we sometimes feel the way we do, we can begin to take control and manage our emotions  to improve our thoughts and feelings. 

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Jamma has identified partners to develop this Life Skills training with, partners who have the same values as Jamma and a passion to deliver this knowledge to the widest possible audience to make the biggest impact.

Mental Health Innovations (MHI) is a charity that uses digital innovation, data-driven analysis and the experience of clinical experts to improve the mental health of the UK population through the provision of digital tools, support and resources.

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Training For Life is a not-for-profit training company focusing on courses in mental health. All the profits are donated to the charity Student Life. Student Life, a registered charity, supports young people’s mental health across the South East of England.

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Training for Life with Student Life have created a bespoke training package about Mental Health and Wellbeing, to be delivered as part of the RSHE curriculum for students in years 10 and 11.  The course consists of six sessions. The first four sessions cover mental health: what mental health is, the mental health continuum, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and the support we can get around these. Session five is a Coronavirus awareness session about remaining safe and responsible even as restrictions in the UK ease. Our final session will be a session about brain functioning, which has been developed using Jamma's Life Skills manual. The aim of this session is to increase understanding of brain processing, including the threat response, and explore how this understanding can be used to improve an individuals wellbeing.

Jamma chose to partner with Training for Life and Student Life as they share our vision to work in partnership with their audience.  The Life Skills programme will be designed and develop with the young people who will receive the training, they will ensure that the knowledge and skills are presented in a way that uses language and examples that are relevant to their age group.

This training will be piloted in August 2021 and deliver the full training in schools from September 2021. 

We share the vision to make the Life Skills programmes available to the widest possible audience, and following the delivery of the project in schools, we will work with Training for Life to develop this Life Skills programme into a training package for children, young people in other age groups and adults. 

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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The Photography Foundation creates pathways to professional photography for less advantaged young adults in London by offering education, work experience and routes to a career in the creative industries. It’s a simple philosophy with a lasting impact for good.

Jamma is proud to support the Shoreditch-based organisation to help make society a little more equal for tomorrow’s creative visionaries. Through training programmes and community outreach, they remove barriers to entry and open up photography careers, welcoming in the next generation of diverse creative talent.
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Surrey Community Foundation

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The Community Foundation for Surrey is a movement connecting local philanthropists with charitable organisations that help change the lives of disadvantaged individuals.

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Approach

The Community Foundation movement is based on the concept of “local help for local needs”, and highlights empowering and inspiring charities or groups to donors looking to support organisations in their area.

Jamma wholeheartedly supports the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) in bringing local donors together with those who are providing solutions to challenges in local communities. Grants are directed towards tackling and solving identified needs, with the funding allowing promising ideas to transform into successful realities. CFS has awarded over £15 million across Surrey to promising community initiatives in the last fifteen years.

A personalised approach to local philanthropy.

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The CFS funds hundreds of community groups every year, working in partnership with donors to fund a variety of themes. These themes include mental ill-health, training and employment, sports, the arts, youths, and the environment.

“We must work together to ensure we can continue to support our vulnerable residents” - Laura Thurlow, CEO

“Our vision is to build a strong movement of local philanthropists, connecting them with local charitable organisations to ensure that every individual in Surrey has hope.” – Community Foundation for Surrey

Elephants Alive has been studying and researching African elephant populations since 2003, and delivers research solutions, advocacy and education to promote harmonious coexistence between elephants and people.

Jamma wholeheartedly supports this committed non-profit organisation in its goal to develop and grow our understanding of elephant ecology. Their important research contributes towards the long-term survival of the African elephant and thereby maintaining the vital biodiversity of large parts of rural Africa.
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The Photography Foundation creates pathways to professional photography for less advantaged young adults in London by offering education, work experience and routes to a career in the creative industries. It’s a simple philosophy with a lasting impact for good.

Jamma is proud to support the Shoreditch-based organisation to help make society a little more equal for tomorrow’s creative visionaries. Through training programmes and community outreach, they remove barriers to entry and open up photography careers, welcoming in the next generation of diverse creative talent.
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Transformational Business Network

Transformational
Business Network

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TRANSFORMATIONAL BUSINESS NETWORK

Transformational Business Network (TBN) works with driven entrepreneurs and investors seeking to create long-term, meaningful impact within their communities. By shifting the development mindset from aid to enterprise, TBN has been able to create over 1,500 jobs and unlock more than £55 million in investment finance.

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Our
Approach

Jamma supports Transformational Business Network's (TBN) vision of helping entrepreneurs build impactful businesses and unlock financing. By providing training in key areas such as marketing and financial skills, TBN helps create jobs, relieve poverty, and improve livelihoods in East Africa.

Entrepreneurs can face significant obstacles in creating a successful business; limited access to finance and a lack of business skills or suitable mentors being examples. By advocating with governments and international donors on behalf of entrepreneurs, building business capacity, and connecting purpose-driven enterprises with early-stage finance, TBN provides key support to businesses seeking positive change within their communities.    

Working with entrepreneurs and investors to challenge the status quo.

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TBN organises summits and alumni events to foster learning, discussion, and connections between entrepreneurs, local and international investors, and NGOs from around the world. Small and medium sized African businesses are given the opportunity to connect with the right investors and take full advantage of their long-term potential.

“We believe in the potential of entrepreneurs to lead with integrity, to scale their businesses exponentially and to create jobs and prosperity for all.” - TBN

“Young African social entrepreneurs are setting out to change the world, make a profit and, in the process, inspire other young people to take the future into their own hands.” - Reuben Coulter, TBN

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that manages 19 national parks and protected areas covering over 14.2 million hectares in Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Jamma International is proud to be supporting African Parks with their sustainable approach to wildlife conservation, economic development and poverty alleviation to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable in the long-term.
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African Parks

The Photography Foundation creates pathways to professional photography for less advantaged young adults in London by offering education, work experience and routes to a career in the creative industries. It’s a simple philosophy with a lasting impact for good.

Jamma is proud to support the Shoreditch-based organisation to help make society a little more equal for tomorrow’s creative visionaries. Through training programmes and community outreach, they remove barriers to entry and open up photography careers, welcoming in the next generation of diverse creative talent.
People

The Photography Foundation

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