Map of Zambia
Who We Are
The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) is a registered Zambian non-governmental organization (with headquarters in Lusaka), whose mandate is to contribute to securing basic fundamental human rights of children, youths, women, men and the general population for accessing quality and accurate information on Climate Change Policy, Accountability in Extractive Industries, Sustainable alternative energy, Water security, Environmental Protection & Agriculture. This will enable them adapt by improving adapting capacity of poor resourced communities in Zambia and therefore mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change on their way of life; and respond to disasters effectively at community, districts and national level.
Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) Head of office is situated in Lusaka District. CEJ current catchment areas are Southern, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka and Central province However, CEJ is not restricted to implement programmes outside its current catchment area, as long there is need for intervention
CEJ is a member of the following networks and forums; Zambia Climate Change Network, Publish What You Pay(PWYP), Community Based Natural Resource Management
(CBNRM), Southern Africa Youth Forum, Civicus, Benchmarks , Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Areas of Work
Information dissemination, campaigns & awareness, advocating for policy development and implementation, research & measurement, capacity building, lobby and advocacy, community engagement & participation; and Community theatre for action.
Our Role as Civil Society
To be a driving force behind greater achievements through the active mobilisation of public support through information collection and dissemination, advocating for policy development and implementation, research and measurement, community awareness and campaigns.
To help every individual thrive in engaging, negotiating and advocating for "Environmental Justice" while contributing to sustainable development in its aspects.
To become a "Centre for Environmental Justice" and action for sustainable development at Community, District and National level
To empower, enhance and strengthen environmentally challenged communities, youth, children, women and men by involving them in promoting environmental justice and sustainable management of natural resources.
'Our Environment Our Responsibility'
Map of Africa
Board of Directors
CEJ has an active board comprised of 7 members that suppose the secretariat in organisational governance and operations.
CEJ has young talented, skilled and qualified staff managing CEJ Programs. Departments comprises of managerial, professional/programmes and support staff. Currently having eight (8) full time staff and two part time staff.
CEJ has five (5) researchers that are qualified and competent in executing research and consultancy services for different thematic.
CEJ has space of four (4) volunteers/interns every six(6) months.
Community Environmental Action Groups
CEJ is currently having 4 community Action Groups consisting of eight (8) members each. The groups are created to enhance community participation in the decision making of any particular issue and implementation process of the project that needs community participation and ownership.