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.
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.
Key partners, including Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), among others, recently gathered for the Sustainability Dialogues and Interventions for Institutionalizing and Advancing Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (EWS) in St Vincent and the Grenadines. This intiative fell within the Strengthening Integrated Early Warning Systems Project.
The ICCS provides a framework for the systematic production and comparison of statistical data across different criminal justice institutions and jurisdictions. This means the ICCS is applicable to all forms of crime data at different stages of the criminal justice process (police, prosecution, conviction, imprisonment) at which they are collected, as well as to data collected in crime victimization surveys.
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).

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