Technology and Entrepreneurship Taskforce

The purpose of the Technology & Entrepreneurship Task Force is to: Support an increase in domestic technology research, development and innovation. Facilitate access to and promote investment in clean and renewable energy research. Increase the number of research and development workers. Promote efficient use of energy sources, position infrastructure to maximize effective energy usage. PromoteContinue reading “Technology and Entrepreneurship Taskforce”

Health Taskforce

The Jamaica Diaspora Health Task Force was formed with the vision of a healthy Jamaican society. As part of its mission, the task force adopted two priority focus areas consistent with that expressed by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton: The Adopt-A-Clinic initiative; and nursing workforce development specific to specialty care areas. ThroughContinue reading “Health Taskforce”

Environment and Climate Resilience Taskforce

The Jamaica Diaspora Environment and Climate Resilience Task Force is one of 15 different teams that are a part of the Jamaica Diaspora Task Force Action Network (JDTAN). works to mobilize members of the diaspora that care for Jamaica’s environment. This task force will support public and private sector efforts to support climate adaptation andContinue reading “Environment and Climate Resilience Taskforce”

Behavior Health Taskforce

The purpose of the Jamaican Diaspora Behavioral Health Task Force is to: Disseminate evidence-based information about behavioral health and wellbeing. Enhance and facilitate sustainable behavioral health services to individuals living in Jamaica through collaboration with Jamaican healthcare providers, government agencies, community organizations, schools, churches, and other relevant persons. Perform ongoing needs assessment for innovative andContinue reading “Behavior Health Taskforce”

Agriculture Taskforce

The Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force (JDAT) was established after the Diaspora conference last year for individuals and organizations in the Diaspora and Jamaica to combine forces and make a positive impact on Jamaica’s Agriculture Sector. JDAT is committed to: Promoting and accelerating organic and sustainable farming practices Food Security Creating new markets for JamaicanContinue reading “Agriculture Taskforce”

Education Taskforce

The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), came out of the 5th Biennial Diaspora Conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2013, under the leadership of Leo Gilling the past Diaspora Advisory Board Member for the West/Mid-West USA. The JDETF is determined that partnership and collaboration with stakeholders in the Diaspora and in Jamaica, beContinue reading “Education Taskforce”


The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) introduces a new virtual workshop series – JAMINARS JAMINARS platform are professional development and training opportunities delivered by volunteer experienced and credentialed Experts in the Diaspora. JAMINARS are a new opportunity for the Diaspora to give back intellectual and knowledge capital right from the comfort of their ownContinue reading “JAMINARS”

Plant Nuff Tree

The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) has a goal to plant at least 100,000 trees across Jamaica. Our goal is to support Jamaica’s national tree planting goals, Jamaica Vision 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, SDG 1 (Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 13 (Climate Action),Continue reading “Plant Nuff Tree”

Courage in the Face of Corona

The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) salutes the men and women providing essential support during the COVID pandemic every day. This is a  series of profiles of members of the Jamaican community on the front lines. Trevor Dixon (USA) Dr. Trevor Dixon is an Emergency Physician at the Jacobi Medical Center – Level 1 TraumaContinue reading “Courage in the Face of Corona”