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Jersey Overseas Aid Re-starts its Outreach Programme with Climate Crisis Event

Mar 03, 2023


Jersey Overseas Aid are delighted to invite you to the first JOA JIDN event of the year, which will take place at 5:45pm (for a 6pm start) at St Paul’s Centre on Tuesday 21st March.

The free event, which will see two experts from international development charity and JOA partner, CARE International, talk about how climate change is affecting natural disasters, and what humanitarian agencies are doing to mitigate effects. Claas Beecken, Humanitarian Lead and Anna Strain, Programme Development Specialist, will provide a frank assessment of the challenges they face, and look in detail at specific projects such as the partnership between JOA and CARE in responding to the severe drought in the Horn of Africa. 

If you’d like to join us for the event, please register for a free ticket at Eventbrite: JOA Event: Climate Emergencies (special guest - Care International) Tickets, Tue 21 Mar 2023 at 17:45 | Eventbrite

CARE International was founded in 1945 and works around the world to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. The organisation puts women and girls at the centre of their work because they recognise that poverty cannot be overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities. Around 10,000 people work for CARE, most of whom are nationals of the country they work in as local experts have the know-how and knowledge to deliver the change that is needed in their communities. One of CARE’s areas of specialism is in dealing with climate related crises and has set itself a goal of helping 25 million poor and marginalised people – particularly women and girls – to become more resilient and better equipped to adapt to the effects of climate change.

JOA’s Jersey International Development Network brings together islanders with an interest in international development and humanitarian aid. Events are organised several times a year to facilitate discussion on current crises and trends, to hear from leading organisations in the sector, and to give the Jersey public a chance to have their say about overseas aid. 

The event will start at 6pm and close at 7pm. If you are unable to register on Eventbrite, please get in touch with Lisa or Zoe at [email protected] / [email protected] or call the office on 446901, and we’d be delighted to help.

We look forward to seeing you on 21st March.


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