THE GLOBAL JAMAICA DIASPORA COUNCIL AND THE GLOBAL JAMAICA DIASPORA YOUTH COUNCIL
Engagement with the Jamaican Diaspora remains an essential priority of the Government of Jamaica and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The establishment of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC) and the Global Jamaica Diaspora Youth Council (GJDYC) is a foremost feature of this engagement. Among its main responsibilities is the execution of certain critical aspects of the draft National Diaspora Policy, such as: enhancing service delivery to Diaspora populations, increasing Diaspora engagement and participation in national development planning, facilitating and recognizing Diaspora institutional mechanisms, networks and partnerships, promote specific programmes and activities for engagement of youth and young people and more. With the National Diaspora Policy goals as the focus, the GJDC and the GJDYC will be a vehicle to assist in the transformation of Diaspora relations.