UNDEF was established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund, with the primary purpose of supporting democratization around the world. It supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations -- both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. In this way, UNDEF plays a new and distinct role in complementing the UN's work with Governments to strengthen democratic governance around the world.
The work programme of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation for Jamaica and the eastern Caribbean focuses on themes such as: trade liberalization, Caribbean integration, sustainable economic development, gender, and good governance especially at the level of civil society and community organizations.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.
The NCB Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is the charitable arm of the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd. Its mission to provide funding for projects in the areas of Education, Entrepreneurship and Community Development that focuses on the development of the people of Jamaica.
The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE) was incorporated on November 25, 2002 and began its operations in January 2003. It was registered under the Companies Act to receive, distribute, administer and manage the monetary contributions from the lottery companies pursuant to Section 59G of the betting Gaming and Lotteries Act to support projects in the areas of Sports Development, Early Childhood Education, Health and Arts and Culture.
Christian Aid is an international organisation which stands with the world’s poorest people to bring poverty and injustice to an end – regardless of faith or ethnicity. They work where the need is greatest in nearly 50 countries, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or religion, to meet suffering and stop poverty – whether through providing emergency relief or long-term development. Its aim is to deliver real, practical benefits on the ground; speak out where there is injustice and; campaign for change.
ACT is an alliance of Protestant and Orthodox churches and their related organisations, drawn from the membership of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and The Lutheran World Federation (LWF).
The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation that is resourced by and reporting to Commonwealth governments, and guided by Commonwealth values and priorities. Their mandate is to strengthen civil society in the achievement of Commonwealth priorities - democracy and good governance, respect for human rights and gender equality, poverty eradication and sustainable, people-centred development, and to promote arts and culture.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the MDGs. Their focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy and HIV/AIDS.
UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that foster women's empowerment and gender equality in the areas of:
Guardian Life is an insurance and investment company with offices throughout the Caribbean. As part of its commitment to community development in Jamaica, Guardian Life sponsors projects in the areas of Agriculture, Sports, Health, Education and Security.
Alliance Investment Management Ltd. was created to provide companies and individuals with successful, time tested, approaches and innovative options for investment and financing. Its core products and services include asset management, investment planning and corporate finance.
Association of Women's Organisations of Jamaica (AWOJA)
AWOJA is an umbrella organisation of civil society groups dedicated to advocating for the achievement of women's rights in Jamaica.
CAFRA is a regional network of feminists, individual researchers, activists and women’s organisations that define feminist politics as a matter of both consciousness and action. They are committed to understanding the relationship between the oppression of women and other forms of oppression in the society, and are working actively for change.
Jamaica Household Workers Association
The Jamaica Household Workers Association (JHWA) is a non-government, voluntary, women’s organization that was established in 1991 to represent the needs and interest of female household workers.
PANOS Caribbean is a regional organization which helps journalists to cover sustainable development issues that are overlooked and misunderstood. They also help people who are affected by certain issues to express themselves through the media, and as such participate in arriving at solutions. Panos focuses on themes which transcend national boundaries, such as child rights, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, gender and community solutions to development challenges.
WMW is a civil society, non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing gender-based violence in the media and the society in order to achieve balanced gender relations and gender equality.
PSOJ is a voluntary national organisation of some 330 private sector associations, companies and individuals that work together to promote a healthy and productive private sector.
Sistren is a grassroots organisation devoted to social change. They use socially relevant street theatre, dance, photograpy, music and other forms of media to build peace in some of Kingston's most impoverished and violent communities.
The BWA is an agency of the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth & Sports that responsible for ensuring that the government addresses the problems that confront women nationally through research and problem development, public education and training and project planning and implementation.