What We Do
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life of everyone. On the ground in 177 countries to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Within our multi-country context, UNDP Barbados and the OECS aims to create an enabling environment where our national governments have the capacities for inclusive and sustainable human development; meet their regional commitments, and internationally agreed goals including the Millennium Development Goals. Operating in a context where five out of ten (10) countries are considered Net Contributor Countries (NCC), UNDP focuses on policy and knowledge advisory services that facilitate poverty reduction, improved democratic governance, sound environmental management, climate resilience, options for sustainable energy and building resilience to natural and man-made hazards.
Projects and Initiatives
The Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC) is a partnership initiative between the Government of Barbados (GoB) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO/IOC). CTIC was formally established on September 02, 2013 and initially hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Barbados.more
This project is part of the SIDS DOCK Support Program project pipeline, and will seek to catalyze the transition to low carbon economies and sustainable energy sectors through the provision of energy efficient (EE) lighting to communities in the Eastern Caribbean (SIDS DOCK Member countries). The project should assist countries in removing the policy, capacity and investment barriers to energy efficient (EE) lighting.more