The Impacts of Global Polycrisis: Navigating a World in Turmoil
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The Impacts of Global Polycrisis: Navigating a World in Turmoil

By Kevin Okoth Ouko-Research and Policy Analyst-JENA The global landscape is experiencing a compounding series of interconnected challenges that threaten global stability often referred as ‘polycrises’. Adam Tooze, an economic historian from Columbia University and contributing editor of Financial Times, introduced the term “polycrisis” to his readers in October 2022. He argued that with climate...

Understanding the Inextricable Link Between Peace and Justice
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Understanding the Inextricable Link Between Peace and Justice

By Noël Marie Cyprien Médard, S.J. In recent months, the international stage has been fraught with conflicts, both internal and international, of varying intensities. The strife in Ukraine and Russia, the confrontations involving Hamas and Israel, and the unrest in Chad, Sudan, and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, underscore the global volatility. Furthermore, the...

No Climate Justice Without Financial and Debt Justice
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No Climate Justice Without Financial and Debt Justice

By Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. As we converge on the precipice of the upcoming COP 28, an exigent issue looms over our collective conscience—financial and debt justice as prerequisites for true climate justice. We find ourselves at a critical juncture where the resilience of our nations is pitted against a burgeoning financial crisis, one that...

Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa
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Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa

By:Charlie Chilufya, S.J, The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and partners actively participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which ran from 12th to 25th September 2023. Our engagements and dialogues were pivotal, emphasizing the urgent needs and developmental goals of Africa in health,...

Global Policies for Agroecology: Nurturing Sustainable Food Systems
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Global Policies for Agroecology: Nurturing Sustainable Food Systems

By Kevin Okoth Ouko-Research and Policy Analyst, Kenya Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, affecting every corner of the globe. As temperatures rise, extreme weather events become more frequent, and ecosystems are disrupted, it’s clear that urgent action is needed to mitigate its effects. Agriculture is a significant contributor...

POPE FRANCIS, LAUDATE DEUM
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POPE FRANCIS, LAUDATE DEUM

A BACKGROUNDER ON THE DOCUMENT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR COP28 By: Bryan P Galligan, S.J. On October 4, 2023, just two months before UNFCCC COP28, Pope Francis released a new pastoral document addressing the climate crisis. This document, Laudate Deum, is addressed “to all people of good will” and is intended to be an...

Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa
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Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa

Charlie Chilufya, S.J, The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and partners actively participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which commenced on 12th September 2023. Our engagements and dialogues were pivotal, emphasizing the urgent needs and developmental goals of Africa in health, education, and...

Transforming Africa’s Food Systems: Insights from the 2023 Africa Food Systems Forum
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Transforming Africa’s Food Systems: Insights from the 2023 Africa Food Systems Forum

By Kevin Okoth Ouko- Research and Policy Analyst, JENA The Africa Food Systems Forum (AGRF), held from September 5th to 8th, 2023, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was a groundbreaking event that brought together policymakers, farmers, scientists, and stakeholders from across the continent.  The forum under the theme “Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food...