Who We are
Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) is an outstanding institution with its own unique identity and a proud distinct history in Zambia. CEJ was established in 2010 and existed as Youth Image Solutions(YIS), until 2012 when it was rebranded as Centre for Environment Justice. CEJ mandate is to create platforms and processes that promote community access to quality and accurate information on environmental protection, extractive industries, sustainable energy, climate change , agriculture and water access with the ultimate aim of enhancing accountability for better decision making and sustainable development as well as a support safe and adaptive environment as basic fundamental human rights to having a better and prosperous livelihoods.
Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) Head of office is situated in Lusaka District. CEJ current catchment areas are Southern, Eastern, Luapula, North-western, Lusaka and Central province However, CEJ isn’t 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), Centre for Trade Policy and Development(CTPD), Southern Africa Youth Forum, Civicus, Benchmarks foundation , Extractive Industries Transparency Alliance (EITA) and Global Waste Network(GWN)
Areas of Work
Information dissemination, campaigns & awareness, advocating for policy development and implementation, research, traditional leaders engagement, Policy dialogue, 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 mobilization 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‘
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, two (2) part time Professional experts and two (2) volunteers
CEJ has three (3) researchers that are qualified and competent in executing research and consultancy services for different thematic.
CEJ has space of two (2) 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.