National Organizations

JCI Africa and the Middle East

Created in 11/11/1989
47 Local Organizations
00 new Local Organizations
1350 Members
150 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Benin was formed after Albert HIRRIBARONDO and Emmanuel GUIDIBI met during a trip to Sydney.

Back in Benin, the latter brought together young people to create the organization (which had already existed between 1961 and 1970 under the name of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Dahomey). JCI Benin received its provisional affiliation at JCI World Congress in Birmingham on November 11, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall fell.

Its final affiliation was adopted in 1990 at the World Congress in Porto Rio.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

The protection of children aged 0 to 5 years focuses on the prevention of anaemia and malnutrition through awareness campaigns, dietary advice to parents for a balanced diet for children. Learning how to make enriched flours and how to prepare porridges based on enriched flour.

Created in 1975
21 Local Organizations
05 new Local Organizations
590 Members
175 Senators
NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Basic Active Citizenship is a project that simply consists of setting up citizenship units in high schools and colleges. The objective is to get the message across to the youngest through their peers with their words, in order to sow the seed of active citizenship at the most appropriate time.

HISTORY

JCI Burkina Faso will have the late Mamadou SIMPORE as its first President. After a brief hiatus in the mid-1980s, activities will resume in 1990. In 1997, JCI Burkina Faso held its first JCI AMEC in Bobo-Dioulasso, the country’s second largest city, followed by another in 2008 in the capital Ouagadougou and now the 2020 JCI AMEC will also be held in Ouagadougou.

To date, the organisation is working on current issues such as the fight against cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, sickle cell disease, civic awareness, drug abuse, reforestation and the fight against desertification. JCI Burkina Faso is a member of the National Youth Council, and is registered as an election observer under the banner of civil society.

Created in 01/26/2006
07 Local Organizations
01 new Local Organization
224 Members
10 Senators

HISTORY

The Organization was re-affiliated in 2006 by Past President Simplice Mounianga.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Reforestation consists of mobilizing 10,000 young people to plant trees throughout the country.

Created in 06/01/2013
03 Local Organizations
02 new Local Organizations
20 Members
00 Senator
NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Employability

Created in 05/03/2012
02 Local Organizations
04 new Local Organizations
40 Members
00 Senator

HISTORY

JCI DR Congo was founded in March 2012 and obtained its full membership in 2014, since then it has experienced a rollercoaster development due to insufficient experience and other external parameters such as the perpetual crises in the country, all of which has negatively affected its growth until 2018.

2018 is considered the third phase of our growth, which has been marked by confusion and doubts after more than two years of lethargy. Leading us to the loss of members, loss of funds to pay taxes, etc…

Then 2019, the phase of revival which required a lot of courage and self-sacrifice to revitalize the few members still active and to recruit new ones by producing attractive activities that underline the practical value of the organization. The year ended with results below expectations on the financial level, but greatly exceeded on the human level and in terms of notoriety.

This allows us to look forward with good ospices to the 2020s and beyond, although the efforts that remain to be made to stabilize the situation are still huge but not impossible.

Realistically, it will take us more than a year to reach them unless once again the results surprise us positively in a shorter time frame.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

The flagship project since 2018 is the Cleanup Day, which will be coupled from 2020 with a renowned digital I-Pay Application, in an expanded format called Mind My City. I-Pay will promote the collection of plastic waste considered the dirtiest to redistribute it to recycling contractors and engage all relevant stakeholders including the factories that produce or use these materials for packaging.

The project will achieve a wider impact by removing a minimum of 5 tonnes of plastics per day and creating sustainable partnerships with almost all sectors. In addition, it will call for community input through soft but highly incentivising methods to soften hard methods that have already shown their limitations.

Created in 01/01/1994
04 Local Organizations
01 new Local Organization
140 Members
57 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Gabon has been an Affiliated Organization of JCI since 1994 and is headquartered in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. Currently, we have three organizations in Libreville and one in Port-Gentil. A new organization is being formed in Lambarene.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

For this year, we will make an academy of entrepreneurship, in order to give opportunities to young people to be able to reconvert or have access to entrepreneurial life in order to lower the unemployment rate in our localities.

Created in 11/11/1989
47 Local Organizations
00 new Local Organization
1350 Members
150 Senators

HISTORY

Junior Chamber International Ghana was readmitted to the JCI Fellowship as a potential member of a National Organization at the 60th JCI World Congress and received full membership at the 62nd JCI World Congress.

JCI Ghana prioritizes programs and strategies that encourage the participation of young leaders and corporate social responsibility. Through opportunities for engagement, JCI Ghana members come to see themselves as partners and stakeholders in society, developing a sense of responsibility for the common good and a positive attitude toward active citizenship.

Our vision is to be the leading network of young active citizens in Ghana.

Our mission is to contribute to the development of Ghana by providing young people with opportunities to develop their personal qualities, necessary to create positive change both in themselves and in their local communities.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

The JCI Ghana – JCI India Investment Summit is one of the ten-year development projects that was launched by JCI Ghana in collaboration with JCI India and the JCI Entrepreneurship Network. The project aims to provide development opportunities for members of JCI Ghana and JCI India. JCI’s strategic positioning is based on the concept : Uniting sectors of society for sustainable development.

This project will be carried out in partnership with the Indian High Commission of Ghana, the International Chamber of Commerce of Ghana, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and other strategic partners that can contribute to the success of the event. The benefit of this project is to serve as a leading business networking platform for business leaders from Ghana and India to trade, invest and share technology transfer.

The objectives of the project are to :

  • Explore investment opportunities in Ghana and India ;
  • Strengthen and diversify business engagement in Ghana and West Africa in general ;
  • Contribute to the local economies of both countries.
Created in 03/01/1993
09 Local Organizations
01 new Local Organization
385 Members
28 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Guinea was first established in 1993 by elders headed by Senator Hadja M’Ballou. But the organization could not be affiliated at the international level. It was not re-created until 2003. In 2004, two Local Organizations were set up, namely : Conakry Leaders and Conakry Excellence ; two Special Member Organizations namely : Conakry Renaissance and Conakry Elite.

  • 2005 : Participation in the World Congress in Seoul
  • 2006 : Participation in the World Congress in Vienna and affiliation
  • 2007 : Visit of the JCI President
  • 2008 : Obtaining of Accreditation and visit of the JCI President
  • 2009 : First Prize at the World level
  • 2013 : Visit of the JCI President
  • 2013 : Winning the second JCI Guinea Award
  • 2017 : Visit of the JCI President
NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Develop programmes related to SDOs and PNDES, in particular : youth and women’s empowerment.
It is a program that first aims to identify young people and women working in entrepreneurship. To train them on the techniques of setting up a business plan and looking for financing in micro-finance institutions.
The general objective is to promote the empowerment of young people and women. The specific objectives are, among others, to train potential trainers on modules relevant to their fields of activity and to equip entrepreneurs on fundraising techniques in the institutions. This series of trainings will allow the recipients to know how to build bankable business plans and to easily obtain support from banking institutions.

It is a project that will allow many young people and women to be autonomous by developing their own businesses. The implementation of this project will contribute to the fight against unemployment and the promotion of entrepreneurship. The businesses that will be created as a result of this training will be monitored in their progress. Nowadays, entrepreneurship is a lever on which young people and women need to rely in order to be self-sufficient, since the public authorities cannot employ everyone.

NATIONAL PASTS PRESIDENTS

  • 2020 : Abdourahmane Mariama Diallo
  • 2019 : Aboubacar Diallo
  • 2018 : Sidy Mouctar Diallo
  • 2017 : Senator Lamine SOUMAH
  • 2016 : Senator Ismael Fanta TRAORE
  • 2015 : Senator Sekou Amadou BARRY
  • 2014 : Alpha Oumar BAH
  • 2013 : Senator Macki GUISSE
  • 2012 : Senator Boubacar Biro KABA
  • 2011 : Senator Mountaga SYLLA
  • 2010 : Sidiki SANO
  • 2009 : Senator Lahou BANGOURA
  • 2008 : Senator Souadou BALDE
  • 2007 : Senator Aboubacar KOUROUMA
  • 2006 : Senator Alpha Amadou DIALLO
  • 2005 : Senator Ibrahima DIAKITE
  • 2003 and 2004 : Senator Moustapha KABA
  • 1993 – 1997 : Senator Hadja Mballou Fofana
Created in 01/01/2017
02 Local Organizations
03 new Local Organizations
92 Members
00 Senator

HISTORY

More than a decade ago, a group of active young businessmen came together to create an effective network of young entrepreneurs across the country, with the goal of creating synergy and a better future for themselves and their society.

After many years of working with governmental and non-governmental organizations, especially the local chamber of commerce, in 2017, we can finally join JCI as a Potential National Organization.

In 2018, we obtained our Provisional Certification and in 2019, at the World Congress, we obtain full membership.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

In various meetings with our members, educational centres and other organisations, we have noticed that many of our members have innovative and profitable business ideas in mind, but that they need financial support and especially advice to implement their ideas. We have therefore decided to organise various events to promote the culture of entrepreneurship.

Some of these events are listed below :

// Event [ On the road to success ]
According to our surveys and the number of participants, this event is one of the most successful activities, in which we invited the most successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences, the obstacles they have encountered and overcome, the turning points in their lives and their recommendations to young beginners.

// Children and teenagers
Children and adolescents are the future decision-makers of society. That’s why JCI Iran decided to organize Young Traders’ Courses for children and teenagers from 7 to 12 years old and 12 to 17 years old to introduce entrepreneurship and business concepts to our young generation. These courses were organized in 3 days for more than 200 people in different cities of Iran through close cooperation of the Chambers of Commerce.

// Event [ Top Idea ] organized in collaboration with the industrial group Entekhab to find new ideas in the field of household appliances and the Iranian way of life.

// Event [ Startup Trip ]
A three-day event where young entrepreneurs came together to turn their ideas into reality. The main objective of this event was to increase the interest of young entrepreneurs in setting up businesses in the field of tourism through practical training courses. During this event, we had 90 participants divided into 8 groups, and finally the 3 best ideas entered the incubator center of the University of Esfahan.

// The kick-off event [ Water Hamnet ] organized with the cooperation of the Technical University of Esfahan to find new ideas in the field of water and how to save water in the domestic and agricultural sector.

// The [ Hamnet Startup ] event is organized in collaboration with the National Elite Foundation.

// [ Ikab Startup ] Event
This special event was designed to promote a culture of entrepreneurship among university students and focused on environmental and agricultural issues. The best ideas were given advice on how to implement them.

// The [ Idea Show ] event was organized in collaboration with the Science and Technology City of Esfahan to facilitate the implementation of the best entrepreneurial ideas.

// The seminar [ Creation and Entrepreneurship ] was organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Esfahan and was attended by about 1,000 young people from Esfahan.

Created in 11/26/1963
36 Local Organizations
02 new Local Organizations
1318 Members
50 Senators

HISTORY

The Junior Chamber International of the Ivory Coast was conceived in 1957, at the former Café de Rome, formerly the Aquarium, on the edge of Cocody Bay, on the initiative of a few Europeans led by Roger BERNARD who wanted to share with young Africans, the enthusiasm and pride of belonging to a community free of any racial or religious complex, attached above all to the improvement of its members and the search for well-being for all.

The association was approved by the authorities of the Ivory Coast in 1961. In 1963, the JCI Ivory Coast delegation, led by the late Senators TADJO EHUE Joseph and Abou DOUMBIA, obtained at the World Congress in Tel Aviv (Israel) from November 14 to 26, by acclamation, the affiliation of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Ivory Coast to JCI.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

National Days of Active Citizenship (NDAAC) will be organized to promote citizenship and active citizenship, especially in a national context dominated by the presidential election of 2020.

Indeed, the general elections of 2010 having left a deep trauma in the Ivorian population, the 2020 elections will be held. As a reminder, at the end of the previous elections, we recorded 3,248 deaths.

Thanks to the efforts of Governments and the sacrifices made by the population in general, the country has risen with dignity.

In view of the major stakes and challenges that this period represents for the future of our nation, JCI Ivory Coast as a citizen organization must play a major role in the consolidation of national unity, social cohesion and the preservation of our nation’s democratic achievements.

We will therefore need to mobilize Ivorian youth, who represent about 70% of the population, around the notions of civism and active citizenship, in order to let a new race of citizens and leaders emerge, concerned about collective well-being.

Launch date : 14 March 2020
Awareness Days : 09 May 2020

Created in 01/01/2006
02 Local Organizations
00 new Local Organization
180 Members
15 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Lebanon was officially founded in 2006 by a group of young active Lebanese citizens. Despite being a young national organization, JCI Lebanon has made an impact in the Lebanese community. JCI Lebanon has had two JCI Executive Vice Presidents and three JCI Vice Presidents, as well as several appointees who have held other positions at the international level.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

« I Green Beirut » is an initiative launched by JCI Beirut and JCI Lebanon in 2017 to raise awareness of the importance of green spaces in urban areas. Since then, the project has developed in three different phases that have targeted different areas of opportunity for the movement.

Created in 01/01/1961
15 Local Organizations
01 New Local Organization
390 Members
72 Senators
NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

The “Garabola” project aims to tackle the root cause of most of the country’s challenges : Education.

Created in  01/01/1972
03 Local Organizations
01 New Local Organization
43 Members
02 Senators

HISTORY

It began in 1972 with the Blantyre, Limbe, Zomba Mzuzu and Lilongwe sections.
We had members who later became leaders such as the late Professor Bingu wa Muntharika, Sam Mpasu.

Our major achievements to date include the Top of the Class program that was introduced in the 1970’s and is still broadcast today, and the construction of bus shelters on highways.

In 2016, we donated a borehole to Ntcheu through our partnership with Total and the Re usable sanitary project to the granddaughter of Ntcheu and Blantyre where we partnered with Airtel.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

We have a library project at Kadzakalowa High School in the Ntcheu district in 2019, where we have partnered with Village Book Builders in the United States.

We built a library and stacked it with books, computers and study lamps and it is used not only by the students at the school but also by other students and villagers around the school.

Created in 11/10/1995
39 Local Organizations
03 New Local Organizations
1485 Members
147 Senators

HISTORY

The history of JCI Mali dates back to 1993 with the creation of the first JCI Organization in Mali. Wanting to have a National Organization, JCI Sikasso was then created in 1994 to complement JCI Sikasso in 1994 so that JCI Mali could be born on November 10, 1995 at the 50th JCI World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, and Me Issiaka Keita will be the first National President of JCI Mali. Since its creation to the present day, 25 presidents have succeeded one another at the head of JCI Mali.

Today, JCI Mali is 39 Local Organizations, including 7 University Local Organizations spread over 4 zones.

Our National Organization has 5 institutions, namely :

  • The National Training Institute ;
  • The Strategic Planning Committee ;
  • The Senate ;
  • The Business Network and
  • The JCI Foundation.

JCI Mali has had 5 International Vice Presidents at the World Level :

  • The 1997 Past President, Senator Mamadou Ndiaye,
  • Past President 2006, Senator Abdrahamane Dicko,
  • Past President 2012, Senator Maiga Adiaratou Thiam,
  • Past President 2015, Senator Abdrahamane Coulibaly
  • Past President 2017, Senator Hariratou Arouna Cissé.

JCI Mali has hosted two international events, the Africa and Middle East Area Conference in 2000 and 2011.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

In order to make citizen involvement and synergy of actions, factors of social cohesion in Mali, they have defined 7 priorities, namely :

Emphasize the development and strengthening of the capacities of the

  • JCI Mali Members and other Youth Associations ;
  • Bring JCI Mali members to live according to JCI values ;
  • To further promote the JCI Active Citizenship Framework in our organizations and with our partners ;
  • Find a site to host JCI Mali Headquarters ;
  • Celebrate the 25th anniversary of JCI Mali ;
  • Organize the great debates of the Nation ;
  • Reposition JCI Mali with partners and institutions.

It is in this sense that THINK PEACE and JCI Mali signed a partnership protocol on peace and social cohesion through the funding of projects of Local Organizations on the theme.
This project aims to promote social cohesion between communities.

Created in 14/11/1984
05 Local Organizations
01 new Local Organization
161 Members
80 Senators

HISTORY

Junior Chamber International Mauritius (JCI Mauritius) then known as the Junior Chamber Economic of Mauritius (JCEM) was officially established in 1980, operating as a French Local and gained its affiliation with JCI on November 14, 1984, at the 1984 World Congress in Montreal, Canada, with two chapters: Port Louis and Curepipe.

Since then, three other chapters (members of local organizations or LOMs) have been affiliated, namely Beau Bassin / Rose Hill and Quatre Bornes and City Plus. Today, with five affiliated local chapters, JCI Mauritius has about 160 members and is recognized nationally and internationally as a model non-governmental organization (NGO).

Many members of JCI Mauritius have held positions of responsibility within JCI :

  • Arnaud Godère as JCI President in 1994
  • Marday Venkatasamy, Clairette Ah Hen, Henry Loo Chin Moy, Patrice Ferrière, Aruna Pulton, Ryad Subratty and Asha Auckloo serving as JCI officers.

In building local, national and international networks, we draw on the experience of JCI alumni who have been successful in different facets of life and provide assistance when needed.

Representing countless professions and skills, we are creative and bold leaders who develop new skills, build new foundations and establish new friendships and networks.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Generally speaking, it is very easy for a criminal to escape legal proceedings in a community where people are unaware or ignorant of the crime. The easier it is to escape from the criminal justice system, the more obvious and frequent the crime. The Neighbourhood Watch program helps overcome this problem by encouraging mass responsibility for crime prevention by strengthening area control within the community and showing potential offenders that once an offence has been committed, it will be easily detected.

The Neighbourhood Watch programme helps to overcome this problem by encouraging mass responsibility for crime prevention by strengthening regional control in the community and showing potential offenders that once an offence has been committed, it will be easily detected.

« Neighbourhood Watch » is one of the best possible solutions identified in the world to eliminate social problems mainly related to drugs. As drug-related cases are spreading in Mauritius, the project has become in 2019, a national flagship project of ACF and it was decided to conduct such a workshop with the support of the 05 Local Organisations of the island.

Created in 01/03/1957
20 Local Organizations
08 new Local Organizations
253 Members
30 Senators

HISTORY

Junior Chamber International Morocco is the first JCI branch in Africa and the Middle East.

Founded in 1957, JCI Morocco’s mission is to contribute to the progress of the national community by offering young Moroccans the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and solidarity necessary to create positive change.

After its re-affiliation in 2006, JCI exists in 13 cities across Morocco through 20 OLMs (local branches) and with more than 250 active members, with the goal of expanding its presence in the kingdom and creating a positive impact in its communities.

Created in 16/12/1996
09 Local Organizations
02 new Local Organizations
333 Members
24 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Niger was recognized as an NOM by the World Office in 1991 but disaffiliated at the Glasgow World Congress in 1995. It took 2003 at Copenhagen Congress to be re-affiliated.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Schooling and keeping girls in school is our awareness campaign project that will be carried out in three villages that are seriously affected by this scourge. Such actions will undoubtedly lead to reversing the trend.

Created in 09/03/1957
43 Local Organizations
09 new Local Organizations
2153 Members
303 Senators

HISTORY

It is commonly reported that the return of a young intern from his journalistic sojourn in the United States brought the cargo of Jaycee’s values and principles to the shores of Nigeria. What is relatively unknown to most people is the status quo in pre-independence Nigeria before the organization was introduced, the circumstances surrounding the birth of the organization, and the memorable events that characterized that period.

In 1956, young Bola Adewunmi, who was assistant editor of the now defunct Daily Service, traveled to the United States. He was introduced to the JCI movement and joined the Camden Jaycees in New Jersey that same year. He was in the country as an exchange journalist with the Courier Post in Camden, New Jersey, as part of the U.S. government’s International Education Exchange Program. He was the first Nigerian journalist to benefit from the program.

Adewunmi was convinced of the value of Jaycees’ principles in addressing the socio-economic challenges and the leadership and leadership development shortfall in Nigeria at that time. His enthusiasm and ambition was such that upon his return to Nigeria, he took steps to introduce and replicate the Jaycees values in Nigeria. He gathered and convinced men with similar motivation and persuasion to regular gatherings, which eventually led to the revolutionary event of Saturday 9th March 1957 at the Bristol Hotel in Lagos. This March 9 event sealed the historic inauguration of the Jaycee section, which became known as the Lagos Metropolitan Jaycees.

Unknown to many, Nigeria Jaycees is the first national Jaycee organisation in Africa as for some years Lagos Metropolitan Jaycees was not only the only Jaycee chapter in Nigeria but also in Africa. So far no Jaycee trend activity has been reported. Indeed, there is no document or history of any formal Jaycee persuasion on the continent. Therefore, just as Nigeria Jaycees is the forerunner of the Jaycee movement in Africa, Otunba Bola Adewunmi is invariably and indisputably the FOUNDER and FATHER of Jaycees on the continent. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECTS

1. GO GREEN – the goal is to plant a minimum of one million trees in Nigeria by December 2020. However, on April 22, JCI Nigeria Members and other stakeholders will plant trees to commemorate World Earth Day. This project was specifically chosen to address specific environmental problems in Nigeria, mainly flooding, erosion and air pollution, and is planned to be an annual project.

2. #IAMNAIJA – Nigeria has over 200 million citizens, over 200 tribes and ethnic groups and over 400 languages and we are at a time when the unrest for restructuring is at its height. This campaign aims to raise awareness among Nigerians that people think of Nigeria first before ethnicity and advocates for inclusion, competence as a reason for appointment and not religion or ethnicity, emphasizing the strength of our diversity by promoting the things that unite us as a nation, and encouraging tolerance.

3. Employability Workshop and Fellowship Project – aimed at providing young people with the basic skills to be and remain employable in an economy where there are few jobs ; and providing internship opportunities and starter packages for successful participants.

Created in 01/01/2004
04 Local Organisations
02 new Local Organisations
60 Members
03 Senators

HISTORY

Sixteen years ago, Junior Chamber International (JCI) was born in Rwanda and has since embarked on a journey of transformation that has evolved around creating a catapult environment for emerging young leaders in the public and private sectors.

Since 2004, JCI Rwanda has been working to improve youth empowerment and participation in various sectors of Rwanda’s social and economic development to create long-term positive change.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Convinced that as young people, we hold the solutions that can eradicate some of the problems in our communities, as young active citizens of Rwanda in 2019, we have decided to end the stigma against people living with epilepsy and other neurological diseases.

We are using our different voices to alleviate the suffering of many women, men and children living with endless prejudice and shame in their communities. Our project [ REDUCING NEUROLOGICAL STIGMATICS IN OUR COMMUNITIES ], we use the juice and creative power of young people to transform their passion, intelligence and artistic talents into a lasting solution to this problem.

Created in 20/03/1975
08 Local Organizations
00 new Local Organization
235 Members
48 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Senegal was established by the late Senator Pape Ndiambé Sene in 1973 and became a full member in 1975. On March 20, 1975, it obtained its receipt at the level of public authorities.

Sponsor of the National Organizations of Mali and Guinea, it organized two (02) JCI Dakar 1995 and Dakar 2004 Area Conferences. JCI Senegal has had two (02) International Vice Presidents : Senators Mamadou Cora Fall and Rokhaya Nguer.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

The Cumulative Partnership Summit with TOYP are our priorities. The idea is to make JCI members, the first partners of JCI Senegal.

Each entrepreneur gives a lump sum to the national, which gives him a right of visibility during the activities of the national. During the summit, signing an agreement with these members and then public and private institutions will allow the realization of the flagship activities of each mandate.

Created in 01/01/1957
08 Local Organizations
06 New Local Organizations
350 Members
34 Senators

HISTORY

In 1932, the Cape Town Junior Chamber of Commerce was established, followed in 1933 by a similar chapter in Johannesburg. In 1954, the Durban chapter was established, followed by the Pietermaritzburg chapter in 1957 and Pretoria 5 in 1958 (so called because it was the fifth chapter). Durban was the first Local Organization to be officially affiliated to JCI in 1956 and Junior Chamber South Africa was officially affiliated to JCI in 1957. In the years that followed, membership grew to ±2000 in more than 60 chapters. The first World Award was won by our dear Neville Mackay in 1961 for the best project: Community Education. He became JCI Secretary General in 1963.

South Africans have held all appointed and elected positions in JCI except World President. Last year, JCI South Africa underwent a transformation to represent the demographics of the country that saw the decline of its membership and the renewal of the organization as it returned to its growth path. In 2005 and 2006, Senator Geoff Makhubo became national president to manage the transition, and the disadvantage of many members who were involved prior to 2005.

Since the re-affiliation of JCI South Africa, the national organization has hosted two Area Conferences (Africa and Middle East), in 2007 and 2016. JCI South Africa also gained the right to host the 2021 World Congress in Sandton, Johannesburg.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Due to the high levels of unemployment and poverty in South Africa, job creation and food security have become of utmost importance. For this reason, JCI South Africa’s flagship project is a food gardening project. The project began at one of the Local Organizations, JCI Tshwane, where the organization adopted a free school and launched the project as a way to complement the school’s food program. The project was recognized as one of the best sustainable projects in Africa and the Middle East.

The aim of the project is to increase food security in South African communities, to educate people about food production (so that people know where their food comes from), to help communities earn an income from the sale of products and finally, to expand the project to train beneficiaries in general skills that they can use in their lives.

Created in 13/06/2004
07 Local Organizations
02 new Local Organizations
1200 Members
45 Senators

HISTORY

JCI Syria was established in 2004, under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce in Syria. It has quickly developed into the leading organization for youth empowerment and spreading the spirit of volunteerism in Syria.

Beginning with a local organization in 2004 in the capital city of Damascus, JCI Syria, which aims to increase its growth from day one, now has 1,200 active members in 7 local organizations and 2 potential organizations for 2020-2021.

Throughout the 08 years of crisis, despite enormous economic and security difficulties, JCI Syria, with the resilience and willingness of its members, and the support and conviction of its communities, has continued to provide the JCI Vision through sustainable cutting-edge projects and has succeeded in promoting Syria nationally and internationally, emphasizing the promotion of peace, youth, gender equality, Sustainable Development Goals and integrity.

Over the years, JCI Syria has managed to take a prominent place in Syria and has reached a level where official governments, NGOs and international organizations look to JCI Syria for support or partnerships.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Due to the stereotypes caused by 8 years of crisis delivered by the international media and the flow of the good side and life regardless of the war in Syria, JCI Syria, in 2019, launched a campaign to promote and show the true and good side of its beloved country.

The [Believe in Syria] campaign is driven by the energy and aspirations of Syrian youth. The campaign represents every active citizen of every religion, class and creed that make up the beautiful and diverse Syria in which we believe.
We are here to ensure that the voices of Syria’s active young citizens are heard and their stories are told. We believe this generation will start a movement to create a prosperous and peaceful Syria.
JCI believes that the great treasure of the earth lies in the human personality, that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations and that service to humanity is the best work of life; JCI Syria puts these beliefs into action in this campaign and invites the world to join us and #Believe_in_Syria.

We are a group of young active citizens united by our determination to create positive change in our local community, filled with faith in our community’s ability to heal and ready to create a better future. We will create the future we deserve, because we #Believe_in_Syria.

We believe in Syria.
Join us #Believe_in_Syria

Created in 1986
07 Local Organizations
01 New Local Organization
275 Members
39 Senators
Created in 02/02/1961
70 Local Organizations
05 new Local Organizations
1400 Members
100 Senators

HISTORY

In 1959, during a visit to the United States of America, Dr. Salah El Mehdi met the President of the Junior Chamber of Ohio State in the USA. This is how he obtained the constitutive file and the working method of the Junior Chamber. On his return to Tunis, he gave the file to Mr. Ferjani Belhaj Ammar, President of UTICA at the time.

On 2 February 1961 the constituent congress of the Junior Economic Chamber of Tunisia was held. A 24-member steering committee elected Mr. Hassib Ben Ammar, the first President of JCI Tunisia, followed by Mr. Foued Mbazaa, who later became President of the Tunisian Republic after the Jasmine Revolution.

In 1969, Raouf SANHADJI, National President of the Junior Chamber International of Tunisia, presented the Organization’s application for temporary membership, assisted in this task by members of the French delegation and especially those of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Lyon.

One year later, in 1970, Chadly ZOUITEN, National Vice-President, attended the work of the Junior Chamber International of Dublin and presented the candidature file définitive of the JCE Tunisia. Since then, JCI Tunisia has become a permanent full member of JCI.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

Associative Digital Transformation : Digital transformation has become a major concern and a strategic issue for society, companies and organizations of all sizes. And this has also affected all the components in business, human resources, marketing, production processes, information systems… It is the organisation as a whole that is concerned. Indeed, in just over fifteen years, digital technology has revolutionized the way things are done, and this disruption will continue to grow and accelerate with the advent of connected objects. In this sense, more than ever before, we must react and rethink our ways of thinking and working, at the risk of losing performance or relevance in the years to come.

Inevitably, these changes have impacted all the activities of associations. Of course, this evolution has above all marked and still particularly marks the uses of communication. But not only! It is within this framework that the Junior Chamber International of Tunisia has decided that the theme of digital transformation should be adopted as a priority work axis for its development strategy.

To further enhance the value of its actions whatever the category: economic, social, environmental, community… because indeed, digital transformation does not only apply to areas related to the economy or business but also to any subject where technology can have a springboard effect and can raise the value of the objectives of each action.

The potential of our organization is that it brings together young leaders and young skills at the national level who are looking to improve the daily life of their local community with innovative and relevant ideas. Another peculiarity is that our youth are mostly connected and with a high digital maturity, which facilitates the adoption of innovative solutions based on technology and online collaboration.

It is from this project that JCI Tunisia saw that the Digital Transformation represents an essential axis of development for the different associations and civil society organizations in Tunisia and decided to share its experience and know-how to the whole ecosystem of the associative fabric in the good of the country and the civil society.

This new digital dimension can accompany all their actions and improve their impacts and objectives, but it will also allow a better attraction of partners and sponsors seeking to join innovative and quality projects.

The opportunity this year is also for the internal benefit of organisations and associations who must take advantage of it to improve their internal management methods at all levels thanks to digital collaboration tools and to promote their local reputation in the eyes of their partners and future young skills who will be encouraged to join the movement.

This initiative will conclude with an event to present our Associative Digital Transformation program, which will be a common repository and a set of training courses provided by JCI’s corps of trainers and technology partners.

Created in 24/10/1959
03 Local Organizations
05 new Local Organizations
75 Members
00 Senator

HISTORY

Since 1964, the organization has 52 presidents to date. with this legacy of young, active citizens over 56 years of age.

JCI Zambia was one of the country’s leading organizations among many, with a presence in most provinces with at least one chapter. Currently, the organization has three fully operational Chapters in the country’s capital and five potential Chapters in two other provinces. The organization has continued to empower youth through leadership and community development since its affiliation in 2014.

Internationally, the organization has received a JCI TOYP Award. It then hosted the I am Zambia Academy, facilitated and supported by the Regional Office and other national organizations such as South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. We continue to motivate and influence youth in universities through our College Chapters and this can only be evidenced by people’s stories of how they have benefited. The organization is beginning to return to its original glory levels and beyond.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

In order to have a common impact in bridging the gap, the flagship youth project [INVEST IN MINE] will not only bridge the gap, but will bridge it for the benefit of the organization, its members and the youth of Zambia.

The project will organize, mobilize and provide young people with a business proposal and project presentation exhibition for potential investment in young people’s ideas, by business, government, other non-governmental organizations and the private sector if local and international investors come forward.

The first stage of the project involved mobilizing trainers in various areas of work, writing and managing business proposals and projects. These will help monitor and evaluate the progress of JCI and non-JCI registered youth through a session of crash courses beginning in the capital but open to all across the country as a first phase.

Recognizing that young people have great ideas, but are lucky to get investment support and advice, the next step will be to bring together potential partners and investors to learn about the current project as we move forward.

We will present our Active Citizenship Framework to participants and partners as a problem-solving tool that we will use, promote and practice throughout the project cycle.

Participants will go through steps and tips to refine them in preparation for the exhibition and presentation day for all partners and investors, after fulfilling all requirements and passing a pre presentation to the facilitators.

We want the project to travel from province to province and internationally. The project is designed to be an annual initiative over a period of several years that will continually empower young people to be innovative in their entrepreneurial ideas and skills.

It will enable youth to create while addressing business and socio-economic solutions while earning income for themselves, thereby improving the state of the economy and their standard of living.

The objectives of the project are to address SDO 04 and then SDOs 01, 03, 13 and 17. which involve poverty reduction by creating work and economic growth for a sustainable community and leaving no one behind for egalitarian development and society.

Created in 02/05/1942
08 Local Organisations
01 new Local Organisation
300 Members
74 Senators

HISTORY

Founded around 1942 and officially affiliated in 1967, JCI Zimbabwe is celebrating its 53rd anniversary.

JCI Zimbabwe has produced many young people who have been and are leaders in the industry, all of whom attribute their success and accomplishments to the tremendous training and development opportunities that have been provided to them throughout their time with JCI.

Internationally, JCI Zimbabwe has provided leaders and these include International Vice Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents Max Oxley (1980) and Victor Marawu (2014) and World President Itai Manyere (2020).

Local organizations across the country have led and are leading excellent projects that have had an impact in our communities and these include the rehabilitation of Greenwood Park which received a grant from the Global Youth Fund. Our projects meet the goals of SDG with a focus on education and economic empowerment, health and well-being, and peace.

JCI Zimbabwe has hosted 3 regional events which are, FMECA South Victoria Falls 2003, the Middle East and Africa Development Council (FMECA South) 2012 in Harare, and the National Presidents’ Meeting in Harare 2018.

JCI Zimbabwe officially established a Secretariat in 2017 with one permanent/volunteer staff member, and this will greatly contribute to the establishment of our organization in Zimbabwe and the region.

NATIONAL FLAGSHIP

PROJECT

The Zalo Primary School is a satellite school created in 2015 with the aim of reducing the distances travelled by children to the nearest schools. Some of the current pupils walk up to 5 km to get to Zalo, while the average is 8 km.

Due to a severe lack of resources, children in Zalo learn in makeshift classrooms, and during the rainy season, school is severely disrupted. The school currently accommodates children from EDC A to Grade 5, with an average class size of 30 students per grade and a total enrolment of 169 students with 4 teachers. JCI Harare Zimbabwe embarked on the Zalo Primary School construction project in March 2018 with a fundraising campaign to purchase 440 bags of cement to mold the bricks.

The project was named Ramangwana – Lyajunza, which means future in Shona and Tonga, the local Binga language, respectively.

JCI Zimbabwe held its semi-annual conference in Binga and used the opportunity to launch the brick molding phase at an event attended by His Royal Highness Chief Siachilaba, JCI Vice President 2018 Kola of Nigeria, community members and members of JCI Zimbabwe.

In 2019, JCI Zimbabwe completed the roofing of the semi-finished classroom bock and successfully completed the construction of a two-classroom block. The objective of the project is to prepare a solid platform/foundation for the provision of quality education and promote better learning opportunities for all. JCI Zimbabwe works closely with the government through its provincial and district education structures, the Red Cross organization, the private sector and the community at large represented by its Chief Siachilaba.