||Jamaica Diaspora Web Portal
||Jamaica Diaspora Institute
|Business Problem / Opportunity
||The Jamaican Diaspora community represents a significant potential economic and development resource for Jamaica. However there is currently no central information resource available that represents the configuration of the Jamaican Diaspora, or provides a consistent managed channel to tap into the developmental knowledge and people resources resident in this community. Through the EC-UN funded project "Knowledge networks for Connecting Jamaica to its Diaspora", the Jamaica Diaspora Institute (JDI) commissioned the CoE to develop a Web Portal that connects the Jamaican Diaspora to various interest groups in Jamaica and provides a space for the sharing of critical development information and tapping into the knowledge base and resources of the Jamaican Diaspora.
||Drupal/CiviCRM - Web Presence & Constituency Relationship Management
|FOSS Solution Approach
||We used an integrated platform of Drupal and CiviCRM open source tools to develop the Web Portal. CiviCRM was particularly useful for building the online forms and databases required to represent the various, searchable data repositories in the portal including: Diaspora Associations, Local Institutions, Community-based projects, Case Studies.