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OM JPIC Represented at Events in New York & Washington, DC November 8th, 2023
Our colleague, Bayor Ngoltoingar represented OMI JPIC at the UN:
She also represented the office at Africa Faith & Justice Network’s 40th anniversary celebration:
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Africa Faith and Justice Network in 1983, on October 13-14 AFJN held a two-day event to highlight its history, showcase the rich diversity and culture of the African peoples, and celebrate their many wonderful accomplishments.
With support from the Oblate Sharing Fund, our partner organization Africa Faith & Justice Network (AFJN) based in Washington DC, has launched educational awareness programs about Land Grab in Ghana. Other local based awareness programs were launched following conferences on the issue in Kenya (2015) and Cameroon.
Land grabbing is a serious problem across Africa and several developing nations. Large investment firms and multinational corporations make deals with local governments to cultivate lands mostly for crop export or to extract minerals. These deals displace thousands of poor small farmers, offer inadequate compensation to land owners, pay low wages to workers, pollute the local water supply, deprive residents of their natural resources and threaten their livelihoods.