High level representatives from the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) conducted site visits to the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Woodbridge Bay Port, the Dublanc Health Center and a home in Colihaut to examine the progress of roofing repairs.
Ms. Taylor further shared that the new system provides the school with the opportunity to plant vegetables throughout the year, where they have previously only planted during the first academic term. The irrigation system also allows them to plant fifty percent more than they have in the past, an activity in which 245 students are involved. It helps the school to be self-sufficient and provides an opportunity for practical student learning, she said.
Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten are working around the clock to build back better, with another hurricane season only four months away. In the immediate hurricane aftermath, governments requested the UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s technical support to recover, while boosting climate resilience.
Daniel Fligelstone Davies witnessed the roof of his neighbor’s home being ripped off and rescued them from their destroyed home. Louvina Williams' home was 'totaled' and, Jermaine Wharton was made unemployed. Read how these three BVI residents are re-building after two major hurricanes, with UNDP support.
Four students from the Harvest 2030 initiative, a project funded by GEF Small Grants Programme Grenada with participants from the St. Joseph's Convent, Grenville and the St. Andrew's Anglican Secondary School took part in a student exchange to Barbados to share experiences related to Rainwater Harvesting (RWH).
Under the scope of UNDP’s CariSECURE Project, the government of Suriname recently launched a National Task Force to improve how law-enforcement agencies use data for violence and crime prevention policy making.
In keeping with its mandate to support the government’s effort to build back better, following the devastating effects of category 5 Hurricane Maria, the UNDP Project office in Dominica capitalised on the large audience at the 2018 Carnival Monday parade as team members promoted Dominica’s building standards with an aptly themed float.

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