Dr. Janice Lindsay is Principal Director, Culture and Creative Industries Policy Division in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (MCGES) in Jamaica.
She completed a Ph.D. in World Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (2007-2011). Dr. Lindsay also holds a Master of Arts (2005) in Heritage Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication (1996) from the University of the West Indies, Mona.
She has authored several articles published in heritage and sustainable development journals and has delivered presentations on aspects of cultural heritage at local and international conferences. She has obtained awards in recognition of her work in sustainable heritage tourism. Among them, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Government of Japan Scholarship (2007) and the University of Tsukuba Certificate of Merit Award for Doctoral Research (2010).
Dr. Lindsay is one of two representatives from Jamaica to serve on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, management of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance to States Parties when requested. The Committee also has the final say on properties to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. Jamaica was for the first time nominated to the World Heritage Committee in November, 2013.