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Jamaica: Vision 2030 forms part of UWI Research Days 2019


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Elizabeth Emmanuel (JIS Photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 2, CMC – The Jamaica government’s strategic road map to guide the country to achieve its goals of sustainable development and prosperity by 2030, will be put on display at the Mona Campus of the University of West Indies (UWI) next week.

The authorities said that “Vision 2030 Jamaica” will be on display at the UWI’s 20th staging of Research Days from February 6-to 8.

The government says its Vision 2030 Jamaica is also intended to make the island the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.

Programme Director of Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan, Elizabeth Emmanuel, said that the country’s first long term national development plan is a framework in which the economic, social, environmental and governance aspects of national development are integrated.

She told a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ that academia has played an important role in the development of the plan, the monitoring of Vision 2030 Jamaica and also determining the strategies for going forward to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.

Emmanuel noted that as far back as 2005 when the plan development process began, academia and certainly the UWI were on board as part of a group of persons who were planning for what Jamaica should look like in 2030.

“We have taken deliberate time and effort to really look at aligning the National Development Plan and Jamaica’s National Goals to research that is being done,” she said, adding that cooperation with the UWI is to showcase linkages between Vision 2030 and the work being done at the UWI as “we advance an information driven society by 2030.”

UWI Research Days 2019 will be held under the theme “‘Driving Research for Social and Economic Development”.

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