Barbados and countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States are being called on to work alongside all girls to expand learning opportunities, chart new pathways and rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work.
The United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) officially handed over a water truck to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are today launching the re-designed Early Warning Systems Toolkit which presents a compilation of guidance and operational documents in an online platform acting as an information resource for sector practitioners, policy and decision-makers’ access to information for developing and/or strengthening early warning systems (hydro-meteorological and coastal hazards) within the Caribbean context.
One year after hurricanes Irma and Maria wrought havoc, countries to continue to build back better, reducing risks with an ongoing hurricane season
Over the past eleven months, four primary schools namely: O.S. De Hulp, O.S. II Tamanredjo, H.M. Bielkeschool and Shri Vasudev school, in the district of Commewijne, Suriname, were involved in a project to enhance crop production by learning protected agriculture techniques to cope with changing climate conditions.
J-CCCP has partnered with Jamaica 4-H Clubs to undertake the agriculture-based virtual game. The game provides a creative and fun medium through which to educate youth about climate change and climate smart decisions and actions, with the ultimate goal of creating lasting behavioural change.

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