On 21 June 2023, the University of Venda and JAMMA International signed a memorandum of understanding. Ismail  Mahomed Centre for Human and Peoples’ Rights is the secretariat for the implementation of the MOU. The areas of collaborations embodied in the MOU include human rights and social justice advocacy and research with a focus on the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources by local communities and indigenous populations. In developing the road map for the implementation of the MOU, a roundtable was planned  by Ismail Mahomed Centre for Human and Peoples’  Rights and JAMMA International as well as other stakeholders for the 17th and 18th on the global biodiversity framework, target  5 which speaks to the sustainable use of wildlife and the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities.

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