Overseas aid

News Update – Gazettes Summer 2023

My Article in Les Nouvelles de St Martin and the Grouville Gazettes 2023

As you read this article we will have all long since celebrated the Coronation in May. I must say that during the Saturday and day of the Coronation itself, I spent my entire day watching television. The amount

Jersey cow ‘second most popular in the world’

A CONFERENCE which discusses the importance of the Jersey cow in African farming communities is due to take place in Malawi this month. 

International Development Minister Carolyn Labey will be speaking at the African Jersey Forum Conference, and plans to visit communities in Malawi where Jersey cattle

2024-04-17T18:45:54+00:00June 28, 2023|Categories: International Development|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: , , |

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. 

Jersey African Forum

Carolyn opened the second Jersey Africa Forum in December 2021 which was attended virtually by over 1,000 people across the world. The first Jersey Africa Forum having been opening by her two years previously in 2019 in Rwanda. These forums bring together cattle breeders of the Jersey Cow from all

2024-04-17T18:43:47+00:00December 2, 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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