Jersey International Development Network

The Jersey International Development Network brings together Islanders with an interest in international development or humanitarian aid. We discuss current crises, debate the latest trends, and hear from leading actors in the sector.

The Jersey International Development Network aims to meet every three months and subscribing is open to all.

The network provides an opportunity for Islanders to learn more about overseas aid and how Jersey is making a difference on the international stage. It’s also a chance to join the dots of our philanthropic island, bringing together interested actors from charities, finance, government, philanthropy and the private sector.

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Previous Events:

50 Years of Volunteering - April 2022

In April 2022, we hosted an event calling on islanders to have their say on the next 50 years of volunteering as part of the 50th anniversary of our Community Work Projects volunteering programme. Attended by over 100 islanders, the panel of international and local experts, along with a lovey audience, shared their views about the future of volunteering.

The panel discussed the outcomes of several pieces of international research and how this will steer and shape JOA’s volunteering programme over the coming decades.

The panel:

  • Alice Chadwick El-Ali, Senior Research and Policy Officer, UK Collaborative on Development Research
  • David Jordan OBE, Chairman, Sand Dams Worldwide,
  • Philip Goodwin, CEO, VSO International
  • Deputy Carolyn Labey, Jersey’s Minister for International Development, Chair of the JOA Commission and former CWP volunteer
  • Mike Haden, Founder of Jersey charity, Hands Around the World Jersey

“We are incredibly proud that the JOA's volunteering scheme has reached its 50th year and even more thrilled that we continue to be oversubscribed with applicants for every project. It says an incredible amount about the people of Jersey that so many Islanders are willing to give their time and their skills. I am immensely proud of those who volunteer for the programme."

Deputy Carolyn Labey
Jersey’s Minister for International Development & Chair of Jersey Overseas Aid,