Innovation Digest for Jamaica

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Jamaica 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Jamaican Start Up Turns Waste Into Eco-friendly Building Material

360 Recycling, a Jamaican start up, has created a proprietary substance known as 360-RM, which turns waste such as foam and plastic into a low-cost and energy-efficient construction material. The business plan for the venture is also focused on tackling youth unemployment in the country.

Jamaica’s 2018 Voluntary National Review on the SDGs

Jamaica submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Jamaica has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.

Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation

The Centre was established as part of the Government’s Human Capital Development Plan aimed at facilitating innovation in tourism to boost the country’s economy as well as to facilitate the certification of Jamaicans working in tourism.

Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre Set Up in Jamaica

The Centre was jointly set up by the Scientific Research Council in Jamaica and the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute in Trinidad and Tobago. The Centre focuses on helping to proactively and profitably adapt, develop and deploy clean technologies and business models.