The story following Hurricane Maria is more than the overwhelming impact on the country and its people, but also about recovery, community resilience and self help.
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.
As a follow-up to the combined fifth to eighth periodic CEDAW reviews of Barbados, the United Nations Subregional team in collaboration with the ‘Institute of Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (IGDS- NBU)’, ‘Equals’ and ‘Life in Leggings: Caribbean Alliance Against Gender Based Violence’ convened a workshop with over 35 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
Stakeholders, government representatives and development partners recently gathered to take Belize and Guyana one step closer to the finalization of their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
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

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