Our mission is to eradicate the injustice of poverty and, protect the planet

Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network
Of Africa

JENA works towards a just, poverty free and ecologically regenerative Africa where people can unlock their full potential, free from direct, cultural, and structural violence.

The JENA Secretariat supports affiliates, their partners, and allies to coordinate their work in advocacy and campaigns, and humanitarian and development work with the intent to challenge and achieve positive change.

Our Strategy

Spells out our ambition for the next five years to contribute to the fight against the injustice of poverty.

Our strategic plan which runs from 2019 to 2023, seeks to build on the gains made so far in making our own contribution to various efforts to reduce poverty in Africa. Further, we endeavour to ensure that those who emerge out of poverty do so permanently and achieve sustainable wellbeing.

Guided by our preferential option for the poor, in our efforts we will make every effort to find ways to reach the extremely poor people living at the edge of survival.

The JENA Strategic Plan 2019-2023 is built around six thematic areas of strategic focus.

We recognize that:


  • Governance and Inclusive Political Participation.
  • Rethinking African Development.

  • Peace, Security and Sustainable Development.
  • Responsible Business & Corporate Accountability.

  • Domestic Resource Mobilisation.
  • Climate Justice and Sustainable Food.
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