The Global Fund for Jesus will be unlocked in the year 2020. The focus of our work at the moment is asset mobilisation at national and international level. We understand that poverty is more complex than mere lack of resources. At its core are unequal power relations that erode human dignity – and only when every person with whom we work can get to know their rights and responsibilities and be able to make important choices and decisions about his or her personal, economic, social or political future – can they transform their lives.
This is what fuels the vision of the Fund.
The scope of challenges remains huge, but we trust that the GFFJ’s partners have and will utilise the skills, heart and knowledge that will overcome these. This is the hope that keeps GFFJ going forward.
Aware of the rapidly changing environment in which the GFFJ lives, and informed by our values and our vision, we will seek to be a catalyst for social transformation and work to:
- Strengthen social movements and networks that mobilise people to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
- Form strategic alliances with civil society organisations, academic institutions, public and private institutions, and international agencies in order to better support poor and marginalised sections of society.
- Build solidarity by ensuring that GFFJ development work always links people’s experiences in local communities with decision-making structures at all levels; and,
- Develop a platform for research to inform innovation in programming so that we achieve greater change and return on our investment.
— WHAT GFFJ WILL BE DOING BEFORE 2020 —
To achieve its mission, GFFJ is embarking on two major initiatives in preparation for the year 2020:
Firstly, GFFJ at national and international level is developing its capability in key areas of governance and program management to prepare for the unlocking in 2020. To do this, we continue to establish GFFJ structures at national levels; develop robust systems of management; establish more effective information systems; build more technical expertise; become better at documenting and disseminating best practices; and develop effective monitoring, evaluation and learning systems to improve tracking the impact of our work.
Secondly, we are building a significant resource base through national and international asset mobilization efforts including donations, shares, property and cash. We will do this through pursuing investments and donations from Ambassadors, private individuals, the private sector and other potential sources as they emerge.