Global Development

Jamaica’s Journey to Gender Equity Global Development / Women's Rights

I was recruited as a Gender Advisor in Jamaica beginning in January 2016. For the past five years, I have been providing advisory and technical contributions and guidance in the area of gender equality to organisations in Africa, Europe and North America. Despite the fact that Jamaica has the highest proportion of women managers (60%) globally, there is a long way to go before the country achieves...

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Inspiring Hundreds of Young Entrepreneurs in Jamaica Event / Global Development

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” KINGSTON – On Saturday, January 21, 2017 the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) hosted their first entrepreneur conference, ‘Young Entrepreneur: Own Your Future’. The conference was held at the Courtleigh Auditorium...

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Social Good Summit: Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow Global Development

The Social Good Summit is a conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. After organizing the first ever Social Good Summit in Canada (#SGSToronto), and participating at the Social Good Summit in New York, I hadn’t imagine that I would be attending this year’s event in Kingston, Jamaica. Everything is connected. Every action that we take...

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EasyPoli at the Give1Project Global Leadership Summit Global Development

“When we connect global entrepreneurs with the access and exchange needed to create and innovate, we unleash their power to change the world.” – Thione Niang Mr. Thione Niang envisioned a world where young people play a leadership role in creating and building strong and healthy communities. The Give1Project Global Leadership Summit is a program designed to provide opportunities for young professionals to build global...

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Women Smart Networking Series Global Development / Women's Rights

This is finally happening! After weeks of intensive work and sleepless nights. The Women Smart Networking Series launch took place at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce on September 6, 2016. My opening remarks: Good Morning everyone! Welcome! Thanks to each of you for joining us this morning. I am Darine BenAmara, Gender and Development Officer to the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce. I came to Jamaica through...

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