The UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project handed over keys to the Grand Bay Cistern to the Government of Grenada. This act symbolized the completion of three J-CCCP supported pilot projects on the island of Carriacou. Two of the three projects focused on expanding water storage capacity on the drought affected island, while the third sought to enhance livestock production by promoting climate smart feeding.
The official opening ceremony of the “Bagatelle Alternate Water Harvesting and Storage Project” was held yesterday in Commonwealth of Dominica, where ministry officials and partners were in attendance. Under this community project, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project has supported the Department of Local Government and Community Development to rehabilitate and enhance an indigenous water source in order to provide water in times of crisis to more than 380 residents of Bagatelle, Point Carib, Fond St. Jean and Fabre villages.
UN Resident Coordinator to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Didier Trebucq presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for Barbados, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott on 31 January 2019 during a courtesy call at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael
The United Nations Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean launched an interactive gallery showcasing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The gallery under the theme “Mission 2030” was launched in Barbados in mid-November 2018 and was stationed across the lower and upper courtyards of the Barbados Museum until late November. A pop-up version of the gallery then moved to St. Lucia as a main feature at the 2-day St. Lucia Knowledge Fair.
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.
The Cario Farming Game took a trip across Jamaica in November to educate youth about climate change and climate smart decisions and actions, with the ultimate goal of creating lasting behavioural change by participating in various career days.

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