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JENA Secretariat Team

Our Faith gives us a moral compass and ethical
guidance that pushes our professional delivery beyond.

Our Vision

JENA works towards a just, poverty-free and ecologically regenerative Africa where people can unlock their full potential, free from direct, cultural, and structural violence.


Fr. Charles Chilufya, S.J


Rev. Charles Chilufya, S.J., is a Jesuit priest working for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) as director of the Justice and Ecology Office (JEO) since 2018. In this role, he fosters and coordinates the Jesuits’ work in economic, social, migration, juvenile, gender, and climate justice in Africa.


Bryan P. Galligan, S.J.

Research and Policy Analyst - Food and Climate Justice

Bryan P. Galligan, S.J. is a member of the U.S. East Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in formation for priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Bryan’s academic research focuses on marine fisheries ecology and food security


Esther Muraguri

Program Coordinator

Kevin Ouko

Research and policy analyst- Rethinking African Development

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Working collaboratively with communities whose voices and life-ways have been marginalised and who may experience an intersection of multiple forms of injustice, our member organisations are dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustices around Africa

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