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Creative Futures Jamaica and Jamaica Education Taskforce UK Partnership launch at Imperial College London on Thursday 1st June 2017,6.30pm

JET-UK aims to contribute expertise and philanthropy within the UK Diaspora towards the development of education in and for Jamaica (JA); promoting innovation, excellent practice, sustainability, thereby increasing the overall global competitiveness of Jamaica and its Diaspora.

Rudi Page, Adviser, Creative Futures Jamaica, stated “JET-UK are ideal partners for the CDDS: Caribbean Diaspora Management & Information System, as we contiune to promote Global Diaspora networking with Academic Institutions, Knowledge Management and Technology Partners to enable clarity and definition for utilising the intangible assets of Intellectual Capital and Creativity as leverage for promoting enterprise.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary, since Dr Sunday Popo-Ola and myself co-ordinated the inaugural Creative Futures, September 2007, which attracted 35 young people from Harlesden and Lewisham, over 1,000 have benefited from this innovative programme”.

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Imperial College London

Dr Sunday Popo-Ola, Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

Seymour Mattis, Chair, Jamaica Education Taskforce-UK (JET-UK)

Rudi Page, Adviser, Creative Futures Jamaica

Press Release: Diaspora Conference Returning to Downtown Kingston


(MFA&FT Kingston: February 10, 2017)

Jamaicans overseas will be welcomed home later this year for the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, which will be held from July 23-26, 2017.

The Conference, which will return to the Jamaica Conference Centre in the capital city for the first time in nine years, focuses on consolidation and expansion of partnerships between the Diaspora and Jamaica.

Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, stated, “The immense value of our Diaspora makes it important for us to embrace their creativity and expertise, and enhance our collaborative efforts to further Jamaica’s growth and development.”

In reference to the timing of the conference, which will allow participants to also enjoy the country’s celebrations of Emancipation and Independence, Minister Johnson Smith emphasized, “This will be an opportunity for us to celebrate our Diaspora, and to celebrate with our Diaspora. We encourage our Jamaicans overseas to come home as we celebrate our country’s achievements over the past 55 years, and to partner with us in shaping our future.”

The Ministry advised that a press briefing will be held to share further details.

Contact: Danille Gordon; 564-4241

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