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Overseas Aid Commission


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


The Guernsey Overseas Aid and Development Commission is looking for three new Commissioners.

The role of a Commissioner is unpaid but one which is both interesting and rewarding and provides an opportunity to make decisions that will have a real and enduring impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities.

The Commission meets once a month, usually on Wednesday afternoons between 4pm and 6pm. The majority of the Commissioners’ work is undertaken beforehand:

  • reading and assessing the many applications for funding
  • reviewing the project reports submitted by the charities that receive funding from the Commission
  • keeping abreast of matters relating to development aid

The Commission would be particularly interested in applications from local residents with development aid experience in one or more the following areas:

  • Medicine
  • Education, especially within primary or secondary schools
  • Micro-finance and community savings programmes
  • Engineering, especially in relation to solar power and hydrology
  • Climate change and mitigation of its impact
  • Legal matters

Information leaflet for potential new Commissioners
Guernsey Overseas Aid and Development Commission webpage

Closed: 13 May 2022



Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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