It is anticipated that the full implementation of the Plan of Action for the National Diaspora Policy will begin in the second quarter of the financial year 2023–24.

Senator the Hon., the State Minister in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, made the disclosure. Leslie Campbell, in a location in the Upper House on Friday (January 27).

According to Mr. Campbell, the specific action plan is already being developed.

Proposals for further strengthening and mainstreaming engagement with foreign nationals are included in the National Diaspora Policy, which was presented as a white paper to the Senate in November 2022.

In order to accomplish the eight outlined objectives, it will act as the overarching framework for the coordinated engagement of the diaspora.

These include better facilitation and recognition of diaspora institutional mechanisms, networks, and partnerships, as well as increased diaspora engagement and participation in national development processes.

Additionally, it will establish conditions favorable to maximizing diaspora investment, trade, and advocacy; create robust procedures and systems for studying and evaluating the contribution of diaspora to development; enhance the provision of services to diaspora populations; increase exchanges of human capital; and strengthen the support mechanisms for the diaspora’s return and integration into the local population.

The strategy will likewise look to improve the prosperity and security of individuals from Jamaican people group at home and abroad and support more prominent and more designated commitment of youth and youthful grown-ups in the diaspora.

According to Senator Campbell, “These policy goals are a universal call to action for strategic partnerships across all ministries, departments, and agencies MDA), the private sector, and interest groups,” as well as a deliberate step toward aligning the policy with the National Long-Term Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030.


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