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Report on “Parish Talk 2019”

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), implemented the Project “Advancing the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Vision 2030 Jamaica” over March 2019 – June 2021. The Vision 2030 Jamaica “Parish Talk 2019” was supported under the project as part of advancing the localization of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the SDGs.

“Parish Talk” is part of a toolkit to strengthen the localization of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the SDGs through building stakeholder capacity to align local development planning and their everyday actions with Vision 2030 Jamaica and the SDGs. This takes into consideration the policy imperatives of the portfolio ministry, the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development (MLGRD), and the Municipal Corporations (MCs).

Parish Talk is also intended to promote increased ownership of the national and global goals. These objectives will be advanced through engaging a range of stakeholders across Jamaica in knowledge and information sharing and capacity building initiatives. The scope of Parish Talk is island wide and includes visits to all parishes to facilitate local-level engagement with groups/organizations and persons residing and/or otherwise operating in the parishes.

See link below to access the Report on “Parish Talk 2019”:

Parish Talk Report 2019-Final – April 11, 2022