Planning & Disaster Links

Organisation Remarks
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency
Caribbean regional inter-governmental agency responsible for disaster management.
CDERA Links Page Disaster Links page with sites containing disaster management information of particular relevance to the Caribbean.
Cyburbia 'Cyburbia, established in 1994, contains a large selective directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, urbanism, growth and sprawl, and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains... planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups and hosts a bulletin board with job listings and discussions on many topics.' 
ENACT - Environmental Action Program 'ENACT (1994 - 2004)... promotes sustainable development through supporting the sound management and use of Jamaica's natural resources. Its objective is to develop the capacity of key strategic players at the government, private sector, community and general public levels to identify and solve their environmental problems, in a sustainable way.'
Forum Habitat Forum: Habitat in Developing Countries is an internet resource aimed at providing information to researchers and professionals working for the improvement of the built environment in developing countries, and at facilitating communications among them.
Governmental Database Database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc.
Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Government Links Page JIS page with links to Jamaican government websites.
Jamaica Red Cross Designated as one of the two relief distributors for the island. Provides training in all areas of Disaster Management and assists with bedding, clothing, food, first aid and medical treatment, temporary shelter and other necessities. 
JAMPRO Jamaica Promotions Corporation promotes opportunities for trade, investment and production within Jamaica. 
Ministry of Transport & Works Government Ministry for transportation including JUTC and public works such as roads and bridges.
Montego Bay Marine Park Organization to ‘conserve, restore and manage marine coastal resources in Montego Bay… provid(es)… programmes for public education, technical support, monitoring and interpretive enforcement.’
National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA) Government agency concerned with urban and rural planning and the environment. 
National Library of Jamaica Links Directory of Jamaican Links.
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) National government agency dealing with disaster preparedness. 
ODPEM Links Page Links page to disaster-related sites. 
Planning Institute of Jamaica Initiating and coordinating the development of plans, programmes and policies for the economic, financial social, cultural and physical development of Jamaica.
Social Development Commission Government facility with a mandate to ‘facilitate the empowerment of citizens in communities enabling their participation in an integrated, equitable, and sustainable National Development Process.’
Statistical Institute of Jamaica Statistical Institute offering statistical information on Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Urban Development Corporation 'The UDC is the principal public sector organization responsible for the planning and designing of urban environments in UDC designated areas.'