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Private sector urged to partner with JSIF

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 2:00 AM

Private sector urged to partner with JSIF

Managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, is urging representatives of the private sector to partner with the agency in its continued push for social and human capital development.

Addressing a meeting of the Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston on Wednesday, at the Hotel Four Seasons, Sweeney said: "My call today is for the private sector to play more of a role at the base, and it's important because this is how we will be able to grow the skills and grow the potential and the talent and ultimately grow the country."

Sweeney said the JSIF has invested over $10 billion and impacted some 1,600 communities over the past 20 years, through social development projects. He further noted that the Fund will be investing some $200 million in youth engagement projects for this year.