Poet Laureate Programme

National Library of Jamaica (NLJ)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Poet Laureate programme promotes poetry writing and facilitates greater awareness of poetry to a wider Jamaican audience.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

As a result of this measure the Programme now facilitates the following: 1. School Poetry Reading Tours. 2. Annual Poetry competition prizes. 3. 'All flowers are Roses', which is a poetry writing and self defense series for girls. 4. World Poetry Day in Jamaica is celebrated. 5. Jamaican Poetry index

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded from the annual budget of the NLJ wiht a budget of US15,000.00

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Jamcopy, Tourism Enhamcement Fund, the Joan Duncan Foundation
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
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