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  • Entrepreneur and singer, Levi Roots; legendary sprinter, Merlene Ottey; Baroness Doreen Lawrence; and community stalwart, Delores Cooper, are among the Champions appointed as part of the campaign to promote the Mapping the Jamaican Diaspora Project.
  • High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, said the support of high profile Jamaicans will give a boost to the project and encourage others to participate.
  • The Diaspora Mapping Project was officially launched in the United Kingdom by Hon. Arnaldo Brown, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, when he visited for the 4th Biennial Diaspora Conference in June 2014.

Entrepreneur and singer, Levi Roots; legendary  sprinter, Merlene Ottey; Baroness Doreen Lawrence; and community stalwart, Delores Cooper, are among the Champions appointed as part of the campaign to promote the Mapping the Jamaican Diaspora  Project.

High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, said the support of high profile Jamaicans will give a boost to the project and encourage others to participate. She reiterated that information shared will be safe as it will only be used by authorised persons.

The Diaspora Mapping Project was officially launched in the United Kingdom by Hon. Arnaldo Brown, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, when he visited for the 4th Biennial Diaspora Conference in June 2014.

Objective of the project is to determine the location, interest and skills of members of the Diaspora, while building the Jamaican Government’s capacity to more effectively and strategically engage its Diaspora.

The High Commissioner said the database will allow the Government to be in a better position to engage Jamaicans in the Diaspora and to utilise their skills in areas that are critical to the development of the country.

Members of the Diaspora with special skills and experiences that can be used to fill jobs in Jamaica will be more easily identified.

The project is scheduled to last for 18 months and the High Commissioner is encouraging the participation of every member of the Jamaican Diaspora in the survey.

The website for the survey is: www.mapjadiaspora.iom.int and persons can begin the survey by clicking on the ‘Take the Survey’ button. If you are having problems logging on to the website, contact the High Commission at: jamhigh@jhcuk.com

Offline Survey Forms’ are also available which you can complete. They will be sealed and sent confidentially to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica.

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