JOA Kenya view from a volunteer

JOA50JOA is very important and high profile element of our work and is celebrating 50 years of volunteer projects. This fabulous article is written by one of our volunteers; Rachel Carlotti who last week, headed to Kenya to carry out preliminary

2024-04-17T18:44:12+00:00June 13, 2022|Categories: JOA Jersey Overseas Aid|Tags: , , |

JOA strategic plan

Earlier this year I published the first ever strategic plan for Jersey Overseas Aid Commission. This is the Press Release that went with it.

Jersey Overseas Aid sets out its objectives to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), the island’s official, publicly funded relief and

2024-04-17T18:44:14+00:00April 16, 2022|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , |

Minister visits Poland amid humanitarian crisis


Jersey’s Minister for International Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey, visited Eastern Poland on Wednesday to follow up Jersey’s humanitarian support for the people of Ukraine.

In a warehouse near the border, she inspected medical trauma kits and oxygen concentrators like the ones which Jersey has already sent to the front lines. Jersey

2024-04-17T18:44:14+00:00April 16, 2022|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , |

Jersey’s Conservation Livelihoods development strategy conference

Experts from around the world come together to discuss Jersey’s Conservation Livelihoods development strategy

April 13th 2022: Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) hosted a two-day conference, ‘Shaping the Future of Conservation Livelihoods Funding Together’.

The event, which was hosted virtually from Durrell’s headquarters at Jersey Zoo on 7th and 8 th April and

2024-04-17T18:44:15+00:00April 16, 2022|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , |

28 April 2022 JOA “Future of Volunteering” Network Event

The Future of Volunteering- 50th Anniversary of JOA’s CWP Event

Jersey Overseas Aid would like to invite islanders to join the first Jersey International Development Network event of the year – ‘The Future of Volunteering’ in celebration of the 50th anniversary of JOA’s Community Work Projects (CWPs) volunteering programme. The event

2024-04-17T18:44:15+00:00April 16, 2022|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , |

Fund raising for Ukraine

Jersey has committed £360,000 in response to the crisis in Ukraine

As at 2 March 2022, Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), the island’s official, publicly-funded relief and development agency, has pledged an initial £360,000 in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Today, JOA Commissioners agreed to make initial grants worth £360,000 to be

2024-04-17T18:43:46+00:00March 2, 2022|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , , , |

Successful Zambia visit

‘Moo-MoU’ Jersey cows help Zambia with Jersey Overseas Aid

February 23, 2022

Jersey’s Minister for International Development Carolyn Labey signed an agreement today  with Zambia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock to roll out Jersey’s renowned dairy aid  programme to a fourth African country. 

International Finance Toronto 2021

Minister for International Development to speak at prestigious international finance event

Financial Inclusion and banking the world’s poorest is one of JOA’s three sustainable development themes. My speech made at the virtual Toronto Centre’s Conference in October 2021 encapsulates why financial inclusion is important to the developing world:

This week,

2024-04-17T18:43:48+00:00October 15, 2021|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , , |

Geneva 2021 International Development Opportunities Secured

Visit to Geneva October 2021 to meet representatives of International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) to discuss our Financial Inclusion  projects and also to meet Filippo Grandi, the head of UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) discussing refugee support. We also managed to secure two places this year for Jersey

2024-04-17T18:43:48+00:00October 1, 2021|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , , , , |

JOA Community Work Projects – Community Centre in Nepal

8 March International Womens’s Day in Nepal. On 11th March 2017 shown here being greeted by villagers in Nepal as we visited to assess potential sites for a Community Centre the JOA volunteers would build as part of our Community Work Projects. I was delighted to be greeted by the

2024-04-17T18:43:01+00:00March 11, 2017|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , , , |
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