Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • CARUTACARUTAMar 18, 2013
    This three-year project is a coordinated response of institutional delivery of technical assistance in agriculture and integrated rural development to selected CARICOM/OECS Member States.

  • A Future for SIDS: The Post 2015 Development Agenda in St. LuciaA Future for SIDS: The Post 2015 Development Agenda in St. LuciaMar 18, 2013
    2015 represents the end of an ambitious cycle in the international development agenda, and at the same time, a tremendous opportunity to review the priority areas and improve the ways in which we address them.

Democratic Governance

  • Youth-Innovation: A Caribbean Network for Youth DevelopmentYouth-Innovation: A Caribbean Network for Youth DevelopmentMar 12, 2013
    The Youth-IN project is about empowering young people to become agents of change, not to just sit by and receive support but to become actively involved in the development of their own sustainable future.

  • First Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen SecurityFirst Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen SecurityMar 12, 2013
    The Caribbean Human Development Report (HDR) 2012: Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the first HDR on the Caribbean analyses the impact of insecurity and violence on human development, within the development context of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Regional Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i)Regional Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i)Mar 16, 2015
    The R3i project seeks to address the risk and exposure of British and Dutch overseas territories small islands by providing a network of regional infrastructure, programmes, policies and protocols to strengthen their capacity to predict and prepare for natural hazards, thus improve resilience and reduce risk and subsequent loss.

  • Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the CaribbeanEnhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the CaribbeanFeb 20, 2013
    This initiative takes an integrated approach to vulnerability reduction and enhancing resilience to climate change, natural hazards and poverty through enhanced civil protection. It covers Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The project focuses on knowledge sharing and building linkages across Caribbean institutions, capacity development, and advancing the linkages between climate change and disaster risk reduction.

  • Community Alerts ProjectCommunity Alerts ProjectJul 22, 2014
    The communities targeted under the present action are located in low lying coastal areas, and are therefore particularly vulnerable to rapidly forming events generating flood both from rainfall and from coastal hazards such as storm surges. Tsunamis are also a threat which tends to be overlooked. The Caribbean is a region prone to earthquakes, and other phenomenon such as submarine landslides and underwater volcanoes (Kick'em Jenny offshore of Grenada and the Grenadines) are potentially tsunamigenic. In addition to a particular exposure, these communities have comparatively higher vulnerabilities caused by their lack of preparedness. Economic risks are also important since assets are concentrated in low-lying areas subject to flooding and coastal hazards. It is therefore up to community stakeholders to take an active role in enhancing their state of readiness, on a long term basis, as well as during disasters lead-time.

Environment and Energy

  • Capacity Building Sustainable Land ManagementCapacity Building Sustainable Land ManagementMar 12, 2013
    Sustainable land management (SLM) involves the use of terrestrial resources and ecosystems e.g. soils, plants to provide goods and services e.g. food, drinking water, fuel, timber, without detriment to the long-term productive potential of these resources and their environmental functions. SLM is critical to minimizing and rehabilitating the effects of land degradation, and ensuring optimal use of resources for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
2012 UN Resident Coordinator Annual Report

The publication summarizes progress of the UN System in Barbados and the OECS towards achieving the outcomes of the UN Development Assistance Framework and charts out the work plan for 2013.


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