State Minister, Julian Robinson, says that the initiative will target non-confidential data within Government that can be accessed by the public and utilized in a manner that generates wealth creation.
made the disclosure while delivering the main address at the opening of the fifth Planning Institute of Jamaica
(PIOJ) two-day Labour Market Forum, at the Jamaica Conference Centre
, downtown Kingston, today (December 9).
explained that the team, which arrived on Monday (December 8), will be in Jamaica for one week to undertake several engagements.
"They are helping us to do an open data readiness assessment... (and) develop a report and some proposals afterwards, as to how we can use open data to facilitate economic growth and development," he
So, you now have that app that can provide that information," Robinson
In addition, Robinson
said both entities have also developed an application that connects buyers and sellers of agricultural produce, pointing out that one major challenge experienced by farmers, is sourcing markets for their crops.
"So, they are trying to solve that problem by connecting people who buy and sell, and (facilitating) access to all the information from RADA," he