The Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange will lead the new board of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO.
· Honourable Olivia Grange – Chair
· Mr Lenford Salmon – Deputy Chairman
· Mr Floyd Green
· Senator Pearnel Charles, Jnr
· Professor Ronald Young
· Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts
· Ms Nadeen Spence
· Mrs Laleta Davis-Mattis
· Mrs Roberta Ellis
· Ms Giselle Jones
· Mr Cordell Green
· Professor Lloyd Waller
· Mr Orville Byfield
· Mr William Mahfood
· Mr Cliff Hughes
· Ms Joy Douglas
· Mr Everton Hannam
On behalf of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, I welcome you to our newly redesigned website.
Hon Lisa Hanna
Applications are now open for Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for PhD and Masters level study from developing Commonwealth countries. DEADLINE:15th November 2016
Further information at: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/
UNESCO Participation Programme has approved the following 4 Jamaican projects:
1.Engaging Youth in UNESCO Related Activities (JFUCCA/UNESCO CLUB: 16,000.00)
2. Revitalisation of Mento (JCDC: 20,000.00)
3. Contemporary Masculinities (UWI, Institute for Gender Studies: 18,000.00)
4. Caribbean SIDS – Roadmap to Biosphere Nomination (JNC-UNESCO: 25,000.00)
A cultural cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Jamaica and Mexico – symbolizing a commitment between the cities of Kingston and Chetumal, Mexico to work towards the enhancement and development of their cultural and creative industries.
KUDOS TO JAMAICA Again
Ms Angela Brown Burke, JP, Mayor of Kingston has been invited to serve as a full member on the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), based in Hamburg (Germany). The term of office is until 31 December 2019. http://www.uil.unesco.org/
ANOTHER INVITE FOR JAMAICA: JAMAICA has been invited to participate in the second meeting of the Technical Cooperation Group (TCG) on the Indicators for SDG4 – Education 2030 be held in Madrid, Spain from 26 to 28 October 2016.
The City of Kingston designated a Creative Music City (11 December) by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova
Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains were inscribed to the World Heritage List on 3 July 2015