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Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)

Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)

Tipo de institución:

Organismo gubernamental

Áreas de trabajo:


  • Manejo marino costero
  • Sensibilización y formación
  • Análisis de vulnerabilidad e impacto
  • Marco legislativo e institucional (incidencia política)
  • Adaptación basada en ecosistemas




The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is committed to leading the process of policy formulation on economic and social issues and external co-operation management to achieve sustainable development. Its Division of Sustainable Development and Regional Planning is in charge of implementation policy, strategy design, and coordination for sustainable development through: national sustainable development strategies; hazard mitigation; rural development; urban and regional planning; and GIS-based data/information management and reporting. The organization has played a leading role in the development of a number of climate change related activities: i) It has been accredited as a National Implementing Agency (NIE) to the Adaptation Fund; and ii) leading research to improve climate resilient planning. In the area of disaster management, the organization has also coordinated macro-socioeconomic impact assessments and Initial Damage Assessments.