Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Fund

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Fund is one of the most critical and tangible ways ASAP is working towards our vision of a more just, equitable, inclusive, and diverse adaptation and resilience field. 

Established in 2021 through a contribution from ASAP’s permanent staff members, the Fund has two purposes for 2021-2022:

  • Providing financial support for adaptation professionals to engage in professional development and capacity-building activities.
  • Compensate people for their time as they contribute their knowledge, expertise, and labor to our network programs.

The Fund is a necessary pillar in our work to fulfill the commitments articulated in our JEDI Statement:

  • Deconstructing barriers in our membership structure and engagement model to become more inclusive and accessible.
  • Supporting all frontline communities developing adaptation resources from their lived experience and traditional knowledge.
  • Ensuring that other adaptation resources are accessible and welcoming to all communities.
  • Lifting up stories of, and empowering, leadership from communities and critical areas of adaptation practice which are poorly represented in adaptation leadership.
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