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  • un-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon-to-visit-barbados-1-3-july-2015Jun 30, 2015Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon will be in Barbados from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 July to address the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Regular Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), among other activities.

  • UNDP Hosts Regional Post Disaster Needs Assessment TrainingJun 17, 2015UNDP Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the OECS will be conducting training workshops focused on the PDNA methodology, through the World Bank managed Global Fund for Disaster Risk Reduction (WB GFDRR).

  • GEF SGP Applauds Partners as they Celebrate World Environment Day 2015 in BarbadosJun 12, 2015The Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commemorated World Environment Day through engaging with selective participating schools of the Junior Achievement Charity of Barbados (JACOB) project “Barbados – Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Program (REAP)”.

  • Celebrating World Environment Day 2015 in Barbados Jun 12, 2015The Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commemorated World Environment Day with a series of events which showcased community efforts to conserve and protect the planet while ensuring the well-being of the people. Here, we highlight activities during the week of celebrations.

  • Streamlining Disaster Assessment Processes in the CaribbeanJun 10, 2015Eighteen participants from around the region including representatives from National Disaster Offices, Ministries of Economic Development and Agriculture were trained in Damage and Needs Analysis (DANA).

  • Light the Caribbean with the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting ContestJun 5, 2015Post-secondary school students from across the region will have the opportunity to put their engineering and business skills to the test this year when the UNDP/SIDS DOCK support programme, in conjunction with the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Science Foundation, launches the first ever Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Competition.

  • Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Launches Competition for Tertiary Students Across Barbados and the OECSJun 3, 2015Post-secondary school students from across the region will have the opportunity to put their engineering and business skills to the test this year when the UNDP/SIDS DOCK support programme launches the first ever Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Competition.

  • Regional Youth Leaders Gather to Discuss Evidence-based Policy DevelopmentJun 2, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), in conjunction with the United Nations Department for Economics and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat hosted a workshop entitled “Evidence-based Policies on Youth Development in the Caribbean.”

  • UNDP-ICCAS Grenada Climate WalkJun 1, 2015On May 30th 2015 the UNDP-ICCAS team collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries, Forestries and the Environment to host the first ICCAS Grenada Climate Walk.

  • Top panelists discuss new ways to assess progress and well-being in the CaribbeanMay 27, 2015Caribbean countries need a more comprehensive means to measure progress and well-being, beyond traditional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and “living above our below an international poverty line” assessments. This was a key message at a high-level meeting here today with top officials from the Caribbean and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) around its upcoming Regional Human Development Report for the Caribbean 2016.