Let Us Stand with Kenya: A Call to Action in the Face of Devastating Floods.
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Let Us Stand with Kenya: A Call to Action in the Face of Devastating Floods.

Amidst the lush promise of the masika rainy season, Kenya is facing a crisis of monumental proportions. Relentless rains have triggered devastating floods, ripping through communities and resulting in the tragic loss of at least 49 lives. Furthermore, several individuals are feared trapped in submerged homes. Reports indicate that over 11,000 people have been displaced...

Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28
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Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28

By; Kevin Okoth Ouko-JENA This year’s international climate change conference, 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), will be the first such conference to have a major focus on food. The COPs is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its annual sessions aim to promote institutional and administrative provisions...

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...

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...

Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice
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Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice

By Thomas Pogge As world leaders convene at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the eagerly awaited Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit from 18th to 19th September 2023, the global governance landscape has witnessed a transformative change: the African Union’s landmark inclusion into the G20. Founded in 1999, in the wake of the...

African Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit’s Statement of Faith
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African Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit’s Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith from around the African continent to the Kenyan government, the African Union and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the African Climate Summit and the African Climate Week, Nairobi, Kenya 4th – 6th September 2023. We, faith leaders, representing the diverse and united voices of African multi-faith leaders, come...

Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.
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Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.

Press Release Nairobi, September 2nd, 2023 – In an unprecedented move, children and young advocates from the Global South have come together to vocalize their concerns and aspira@ons regarding climate change and global financial jus@ce. Converging in Nairobi from 31st August to 2nd September 2023 for the 1st Ever Global Child-led Climate Change Summit, these...

Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit
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Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit

By Kevin Okoth Ouko- Research and Policy Analyst, JENA The UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), is currently underway at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, from 24th to 26th July 2023. The Summit aims to evaluate the progress made since the initial UN Food Systems Summit...

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“food-first” Blue Economy Strategy.

BRYAN P. GALLIGAN, S.J.RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYST – FOOD AND CLIMATE JUSTICE Current policy and advocacy for social and ecological justice tend to neglect the import ant roles played by coastal communities and blue foods in Africa. This “ blue blind spot,” however, is beginning to be noticed by Catholic and other faith actors on...

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