Jamaica Celebrates Sustain-a-Livity
The Jamaica Pavilion during SDG Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, marked and celebrated the Global Goals by promoting a uniquely Jamaican concept developed by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority
Sustain-a-Livity is a uniquely Jamaican concept embraced by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority that combines two words: Sustainable and Livity. Sustainable: Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Livity: Is the Rastafari concept of righteous living. Its essence is the realisation that an energy, or life force, conferred by Jah (God), exists within, and flows through, all peoples and all living things. Livity has a strong focus on living a natural lifestyle.
Colourful projections and a speech by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General at Al Wasl Plaza, the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, marked the start of the World Expo’s Global Goals Week – the annual event’s first time leaving the UN General Assembly in New York City.
The 12 year old British born Jamaican author Kande S. Summers made waves as the youngest Flag Bearer at The Global Goals Show, opening ceremony at Al Wasl for the ongoing Sustainable Development Goals Week. Kande is a British born Jamaican student, now living in the UAE. She released her first novel, ‘Going Home: Diary of a Teenage Alien’ last November which is already making headlines. She was the youngest of all the other flag bearers that included top CEOs etc., at the Opening Ceremony and was the flag bearer for the 14th Goal: LIFE BELOW WATER.