Our Stories

  • Bringing Growth and Health to the Grenadian Nutmeg Industry Bringing Growth and Health to the Grenadian Nutmeg Industry Apr 13, 2015

  • Caribbean Innovation Flourishes Among Youth EntrepreneursCaribbean Innovation Flourishes Among Youth EntrepreneursApr 7, 2015The Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC) is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean. The CIC was organized and developed by UNDP Barbados and the OECS, and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) as part of the UNDP project Youth Innovation (Youth-IN): A Caribbean Network for Youth Development.

  • Communities on the front line as disaster managers Communities on the front line as disaster managers Apr 13, 2015When natural hazards occur, such as hurricanes, fires, floods or earthquakes, the reality is that professional emergency response teams cannot be at the scene instantaneously. The fact is, situations arise where professionals cannot reach the community and they have to rely on themselves.

  • From Ideas to Action: Creating Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Young People From Ideas to Action: Creating Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Young People Apr 7, 2015Raynard Christopher Burnside, like many youth in the Caribbean, went to University with the idea that a degree would ensure him a spot in the job market, and like many young people in the Caribbean today, this did not happen.

  • From Savings to Health: A Community Agricultural InitiativeFrom Savings to Health: A Community Agricultural InitiativeApr 13, 2015Barbados, Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Senator Hensley Benn revealed that at the end of 2007, Barbados’ food import bill was $523,995,835 (US $261,997,719). He stated the country had to find ways to increase food production. Too much of Barbados’ money is being spent on importing food, when we should be growing our own.