Sustainable Development

  • The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals..

  • The project sites are located in the towns of Pleasant Valley and White Chapel, in the southern part of Jamaica’s Clarendon Parish. They are home to approximately 1,500 people, 50% of whom are estimated to be less than 35 years old. While bauxite-mining was the main economic activity until 1969, agriculture has been the communities’ primary source of livelihood for the past 40 years.

  • The Rural Youth Poverty Reduction Project will contribute to the reduction of rural youth unemploymen t by increasing the ability of youths to access sustainable livelihood options. This will be achieved throug h the capacitating of rural youth through the provision of skills training and increased access to post harvest production fac ilities to improve the agriculture value added.

  • This project focuses on one of the most problematic aspects of Jamaica’s national security systems – children on remand, the majority of whom are male. With the establishment of the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Centre (for boys), the intention is that the state will be able to provide a safe, secure and caring environment for boys prior to the resolution of their court cases.

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