Officials from Dominica, China and UNDP Assess Recovery Efforts
Mar 9, 2018
High level representatives from the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) conducted site visits to the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Woodbridge Bay Port, the Dublanc Health Center and a home in Colihaut to examine the progress of roofing repairs.
Water Woes Lessened, Through J-CCCP Support
Mar 9, 2018
This project and 60+ others like it, are supported through funding from the Government of the Japan under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership, implemented by the UN Development Programme in conjunction with 4H Clubs of Jamaica.
Grenada and Barbados Knowledge Share Around Rainwater Harvesting
Mar 8, 2018
Four students from the Harvest 2030 initiative, a project funded by GEF Small Grants Programme Grenada with participants from the St. Joseph's Convent, Grenville and the St. Andrew's Anglican Secondary School took part in a student exchange to Barbados to share experiences related to Rainwater Harvesting (RWH).
BVI's Emergency Employment Programme Provides Hope
Mar 8, 2018
In response to the needs of impacted communities, The Government of the British Virgin Islands through the Department of Waste Management with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated an Emergency Employment Programme for impacted families, funded by the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Through this initiative, residents directly benefited from the emergency employment programme in debris and waste management activities across four islands in the BVI: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada.
Six Months After Hurricanes, UNDP & Partners Assess Progress
Mar 7, 2018
Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten are working around the clock to build back better, with another hurricane season only four months away. In the immediate hurricane aftermath, governments requested the UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s technical support to recover, while boosting climate resilience.
CariSECURE launches National Task Force in Suriname to Strengthen Data-driven Crime Prevention
Feb 16, 2018
Under the scope of UNDP’s CariSECURE Project, the government of Suriname recently launched a National Task Force to improve how law-enforcement agencies use data for violence and crime prevention policy making.
Building Standards at the forefront of UNDP Carnival Band
Feb 15, 2018
In keeping with its mandate to support the government’s effort to build back better, following the devastating effects of category 5 Hurricane Maria, the UNDP Project office in Dominica capitalised on the large audience at the 2018 Carnival Monday parade as team members promoted Dominica’s building standards with an aptly themed float.
Roof repairs begin in Barbuda with US$2million support from China Aid
Feb 2, 2018
In support of national efforts undertaken to repair affected buildings in Barbuda, the first roofing repairs with China Aid Post Disaster Restoration initiative kicked off, led by the Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNDP Regional Director “fully committed” to recovery in Antigua & Barbuda
Dec 14, 2017
In her first Mission to Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta showed a strong commitment to support recovery efforts in Barbuda.
UNDP Regional Director inspired by the resilience of the Dominican people
Dec 14, 2017
The efforts of the Dominican people to get back on their feet following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria have made a great impression on UN Assistant Secretary General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jessica Faieta. The country was devastated by the Category 5 hurricane which struck the island on the night of September 18th, 2017.