2022 was a very busy year at JOA. We re-started our overseas volunteering programme, which had been suspended for three years because of COVID-19. The year also marked half a century of these ‘Community Work Projects’. 2022 also saw us commit to recruiting two Programme Associates per year (interns) instead of one (we also increased the length of internships to 18 months from 12 months) and we recruited our third United Nations Junior Professional Officer (Rebecca Curtis to Cairo, Egypt). We also awarded more bursaries than ever before.
2022 saw us fund seven new international development projects and we also rolled out our successful dairy programme to Zambia, where Jersey cows and Jersey expertise are now beginning to increase milk yields for thousands of smallholder farmers.
We published JOA’s first ever Five-Year Strategy and our first Conservation Livelihoods Strategy. We also published our Monitoring and Evaluation Policy.
In response to the devastating conflict in Ukraine we allocated 24 grants to partners operating in the war torn country and in neighbouring countries worth more than £3m (£1m provided by the Government of Jersey, and another £1m raised from the Jersey public by the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal). We also continued to support the response to serious long-term crises such as the wars in Yemen and Syria, and the drought in the Horn of Africa.
To find out more about our work in 2022 take a look at our Annual Report: 2022 Annual Report