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The EFJ has supported Projects within current and previous funding themes as captured below. The Foundation is pleased to partner with grantees that implement successful Projects and programmes that advance EFJ’s Mission in the area of Child Survival and Development.


Child Survival and Development

The EFJ 2nd Annual Public Lecture

The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) staged its 2nd Annual Public Lecture on October 26, 2006 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel under the theme "Social Toxins and our Children: Can the Pollution be Stopped?". Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Principal, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, presented the Lecture.

The EFJ's Lecture Series is intended to raise public awareness on issues affecting the Environment and Child Sectors.

Expressions of Interest

The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) and the various non-governmental organizations that receive grant funding from the EFJ require specialist and consultancy services for the implementation of their objectives. To assist in and expedite the process of engaging external services we are therefore requesting the submission of Expressions of Interest from specialists, consultants and consulting firms who would potentially provide services to the EFJ or EFJ grant recipients.

Report From The Executive Director

Perhaps the most important event in the life of the EFJ during the year 2001/2002 was the conduct of the first external evaluation of the Foundation's procedures for governance, its operations and programme achievements from inception to 2001 -- a period of eight years. The evaluation was commissioned by the Governing Board of the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative, the entity with the responsibility to the Government of the United States of America for the operations of the ten environmental funds in Latin America and the Caribbean set up under that initiative.

EFJ appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica announces the appointment of Mrs. Joan Grant-Cummings as Chief Executive Officer. Mrs. Grant-Cummings holds a BSc. (Honours) in Biology from the University of Ottawa, Canada and as a Commonwealth Scholarship Recipient is completing a MSc. in Water and Environmental Management.

The Boscobel Cool Runnings Youth Club

An award of $300,000 was made to the Boscobel Cool Runnings Youth Club to host the First Annual Environmental Education Holiday Festival at the Boscobel Heights Community Centre. The objective was to increase the community's awareness of environmental issues; enable the youth and community to network with their neighbours; and provide an opportunity for Boscobel community to display their environmental accomplishments.

Capacity Building for Human & Natural Resource Management

Association of Clubs


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