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Land Water and Climate Justice Efforts in the Global South

American Jewish World Service

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2021–July 31, 2023
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Southeastern Asia, Southern Asia

About this grant

Today, there is increasing global recognition that economic growth and prosperity in South and Southeast Asian developing countries, often driven by development finance institutions’ investments in infrastructure and energy, which requires rural community action to mitigate attendant social and environmental risks. Established in 1992 and inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice and “Tikkun Olam” (“heal the world”) ethos, American Jewish World Service has worked to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world through community-driven change, supporting 519 grantees partners in 18 countries. Grant support to the grantee’s Land, Water and Climate Justice program efforts in the Global South will help its team better provide financial and capacity-building support to its considerable networks of rural community partner organizations who lead such efforts in South and Southeast Asia, as well as to connect these networks to other Mott grantees active in these two regions.