“It is very important for more local businesses to take part in further rebuilding projects, for the benefit of the Antigua and Barbuda national economy overall,” Mr Jonas said at the Procurement Fair together with NODS Director Philmore Mullin – stressing that it is vital to understand the United Nations processes to compete.
Out of the twelve registered schools, the Riviere Doree Anglican Combined School copped the top prize in the Primary Schools Climate Change Video Challenge under the UN Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership’s (UNDP J-CCCP) ACT Now Saint Lucia Communications Campaign.
National partners in Dominica as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently validated Early Warning Systems (EWS) survey results as continuation of a process to strengthen EWS through leveraging of best practices, tools and knowledge.
With most of Dominica’s crop and livestock affected during the last hurricane season and another hurricane season beginning in a few weeks, Caribbean farmers are well aware of the impact of natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change. Frequent and unpredictable drought, flood, pests and soil erosion are just a few of the current phenomenon impacting their yield and by extension, the region’s food security. At the end of the tour, the team shared their key takeaways and we now, in turn, share them with you.
During the 9th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), members endorsed the Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist.
Tepu has operated on a power system setup some forty years prior, dependent on a generator and fuel. Today, the village runs on solar power, following the vision of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and two female villagers. J-CCCP provided funding to support Anna and Kitura in the installation of solar panels for the entire village.
Representatives of the Governments of Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines gathered at UN House in Barbados to present their National Adaption Plans (NAPs) and priorities to members of the donor community who are active in the Caribbean.

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