Peaceful Societies

Promoted By Sustainable Development

It is established that conflict is a poverty driver and poverty itself is a threat to peace. There is a growing international consensus that governance, peace and security are important for development and vice versa. There is indeed much evidence to support this claim. Conflicts in places like Congo DR, Mali, Syria, Libya and the Central African Republic have significantly reversed development gains and threaten to undermine long-term development planning and policy implementation. JENA is conscious of the negative effects of conflict and war, misrule, poverty and of the failure of development, which include forced displacement of populations who end up as refugees, asylum seekers or even economic migrants. Globally, coordinated efforts are therefore necessary to ensure the humane and dignified treatment of people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict.

JENA engages in research and analysis regarding the peace and security issues identified for an African perspective. Given that peace and security are global public goods and prerequisites for inclusive and sustainable development JENA will leverage its collaborative partnerships to advocate for collective global action based on a deep understanding of underlying problems, comprehensive approaches for preventing conflict, and resolutions that take root causes of conflicts into account. JENA will advocate for policies that promote social justice and cohesion by providing social protection, creating decent jobs, fostering gender equality and strengthening resilience.

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Economy, Health, Justice
Africa Health & Economic Transformation Initiative

AHETI is a pan-African initiative aimed at eradicating poverty diseases endemic in Africa, namely, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, hepatitis B and diarrhoea by promoting efforts and policies to ramp up local production of pharmaceuticals in Africa.

Education, Justice
Bakhita Partnership for Education

The Bakhita Partnership for Education is an independently governed faith-based partnership building a community where all girls and women live in safety, have the education needed to earn a living wage, and the opportunities to build a secure future.

Economy, Justice
Economy of Francesco

The Economy of Francesco is an initiative that brings together young economists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers from around the world to “enter a covenant” to change today’s economy and to give a soul to the economy of tomorrow.

Food Security, Justice
Small-Scale Fisheries

While global fisheries could contribute much more effectively and directly to fulfilling the human right to subsistence (an ethical norm that is as universal and binding as any under international law), their potential to do so is undermined by legal structures that favour the extractivist model and fail to legislate ethical norms.