Preparations for Jamaica's First National Action Plan included the approval of 4 thematic areas by the Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF): Justice and Human Rights; Natural Resources; Environment and Climate; Access to Information; and Youth. With the approval of these thematic areas, the MSF organized several rounds of meetings of OGP stakeholder consultation groups in order to discuss and develop proposed commitments for each thematic area.
The participants in these consultations included representatives of government ministries, departments and agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, trade unions, faith-based organizations, youth organizations and academia.
Monitoring and evaluation:
National platform for monitoring commitments (no information)
Action Plan Review by the Independent Reporting Mechanism - for public comment (click here)
Main focus: information; open data
Total commitments: 7
Subnational commitments: No
Open Parliament commitments: No
Open Justice commitments: Yes
Caracterización del Plan
1. Complete the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
Provide a structured framework for coordinated action among relevant agencies and stakeholders to integrate and coordinate the approach towards dealing with corruption issues.
2. Upgrade and strengthen the Open Data system in jamaica
Improve the operation and update the information on the Open Data Portal through strategic actions in the Implementation Plan for the Open Data Policy; conduct a survey of Open Data users across the public sector, private sector and civil society.
3. Amend the Acces to Information (ATI) Act and strengthen the ATI System in Jamaica
Conduct capacity development and training for ATI officers, public education on the ATI system, improve guidelines for public bodies and ATI officers, strengthen reporting mechanisms, and develop a proposal for the application of an online platform for making and tracking ATI requests.
4. Increase access to information on and public awareness of the justice system and human rights
Establish the Jamaica Legal Information Portal (JLIP); prepare the Human Rights and Justice Public Education Programme; expand the programme for Democracy in School and Integrity in Schools clubs
5. Complete Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations
Complete and promulgate the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations to provide the public with access to information on projects that may have a significant impact on the environment and public health, and will require the participation of relevant stakeholders for the approval of relevant projects.
6. Update and implement the Climate Change Policy Framework
Include the provisions of the Paris Agreement and other relevant international, regional and national developments in sectors, including the energy and transport sectors in the Climate Change Policy Framework for Jamaica; advance and strengthen Jamaica's adaptive capacity and resilience to reduce its vulnerability to climate change, pursuit of low carbon development and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and more.
7. Strengthen youth participation and access to services
Establish the Intersectoral Technical Working Group with membership of youth representatives; complete the survey of youth programmes and services across the public and private sectors, and civil society; prepare the Gap Analysis and Recommendations Report for the National Youth Programmatic Inventory; upgrade the website for the Youth and Adolescents Policy Division; establish the National Youth Programmatic Inventory online directory.