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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 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 Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt, Western and North-Western province; with provincial offices being in Kabwe for Central Province, Ndola for Copperbelt province, Mongu for Western and Solwezi for North-Western Province respectively. However, CEJ is not restricted to doing programmes outside its current catchment area, as long there is need for intervention
CEJ is a member of the following networks and forums; Publish What You Pay(PWYP), Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM), 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'
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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.
CEJ has seven (7) Experts and four (4) Non-Experts researchers that are qualified and competent in executing research and consultancy services for different thematic.
CEJ is currently having four (4) volunteers, qualified individuals with skills of communication, sustainable energy, climate chnage and environmental management.
Community Environmental Action Groups
CEJ is currently having 4 community Action Groups consisting of 10 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.