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  • 29 Apr 2015
    International Accrediation for Disaster Management in the British Virgin Islands

    The British Virgin Islands has become the first territory outside of the United States and Canada to be granted international accreditation for its disaster management programme. The accreditation is awarded by the Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP), which is the only accreditation process that exists for emergency management programmes worldwide.

  • 07 Apr 2015
    ICCAS: A progressive start to 2015

    The UNDP-ICCAS team recently concluded its Climate Change Awareness Workshop on March 18th - 19th, 2015 in collaboration with the OECS Secretariat. During this session participants were exposed to a range of focal areas impacted by the changes occurring in the climate and engaged on the application of possible adaptation techniques.

  • 31 Mar 2015
    How will small island states finance our ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals?

    Policymakers will explore how small states – from Barbados to Cabo Verde to Samoa – can finance the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Where will the money come from? And with major shocks such as hurricanes so common, how can countries better plan for such emergencies? And will the international community make sure that adequate finance is made available to countries impacted by such tragedies?

  • 16 Mar 2015
    GEF SGP team provides project implementation support to grantees

    Attracting over 20 participants the Grantee Project Inception Workshop sought to provide grantees guidance on project technical and financial reporting, best practices sound record keeping and procurement of goods and services, monitoring and evaluation. It was also an opportunity for grantees to highlight their project activities and to share their experiences with others.

  • 11 Feb 2015
    UNDP Regional Director Concludes First Visit to Barbados and the OECS

    Ms. Jessica Faieta, UNDP Regional Director for Latin American and the Caribbean, has just concluded her first mission to Barbados and the OECS since taking on her new role in May 2014

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Portsmouth prepares for tsunami threats

    Portsmouth, Dominica - A simulation exercise, code named “Exercise DomWave 14”, was undertaken to commemorate the 6.3 magnitude earthquake event of 21st November 2004. This exercise tested the public alerting mechanism in the event of a tsunami threat and also provided a platform for the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) to test its tsunami communication protocols and community response activities that will be necessary when responding to a tsunami threat.

  • 29 Nov 2014
    SocialINNOV4Change - Saint Kitts and Nevis

    From the 27 to 29 November 2014, the UNDP Barbados and the OECS Subregional Office in collaboration with the Department of Youth Empowerment in Saint Kitts and Nevis hosted an Innovation Camp, attracting over 25 youth between the ages of 18 to 25 to participate in the SocialINNOV4Change initiative being piloted for the first time

  • 20 Nov 2014
    Directors of Youth Affairs Convene in Barbados to Discuss Youth Priorities in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in the Sub-region

    The United Nations Development Programme for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), recently concluded a sub-regional meeting with Directors of Youth Affairs, Senior Youth Officers and Youth Leaders from Barbados and the OECS Member States at United Nations House Barbados.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    Grenada Constitutional Reform Project - International Development Partner Meeting

    The United Nations Development Programme in Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is currently in partnership with the Government of Grenada in the conduct of its Constitutional Reform Project.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    GEF/SGP in Antigua & Barbuda - "Responding to Climate Change from the Grassroots Up"

    An external link to the Inter Press Service News Agency's article on GEF/SGP project support in Antigua & Barbuda.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    UNDP-ICCAS: The First Three Months

    With a full UNDP team in place, the Programme for Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS) has embarked on a number of initiatives over the July to September period.

  • 15 Oct 2014

    The SocialInnov4Change is a project designed by the United Nations Development Programme for Barbados and the OECS aimed at bringing young people together to find solutions to social problems and challenges within communities in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • 22 Sep 2014
    GEF SGP awards grant to OGCA to facilitate the certification of organic farmers

    The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP awarded the Organic Growers and Consumers Association (OGCA) with a $US 50,000.00 cheque to implement the project “Organic Certification for Organic Farmers in Barbados” during the official project launch on 15 September 2014 at the Bellairs Research Institute.

  • 04 Sep 2014
    Second Edition of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2015 Launched

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados & the OECS and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) launched the Second Edition of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2015. The Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC) is an international entrepreneur competition and business start-up accelerator for young entrepreneurs in CARICOM and OECS member and associate states

  • 03 Sep 2014
    UN-funded Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bus Shelter Launched

    Disability is an important cause and consequence of poverty. In the region, disabled people continue to fight against discrimination in their social, economic and political lives. On 3 September 2014, the launch of a bus shelter in Barbados aims to help raise public awareness of the rights on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

  • 21 Aug 2014
    UN Major Groups Established Through Dialogues with Civil Society Organisations in Barbados

    On July 30th 2014, the “Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) Consultation on Small Island Developing States and Post-2015 Development Agenda”, which was hosted by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) – Barbados Chapter and funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), led to the adoption of the UN Major Group framework. Over 40 representatives of CSOs in Barbados participated in the dialogue session and provided meaningful inputs into the development of the national position for the upcoming Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States and Post-2015 Development process.

  • 23 May 2014
    #BringBackOurGirls/Orange Day at UN House Barbados

  • 14 May 2014
    Barbados to host World Environment Day, June 5th, 2014

    Barbados is the first Small Island Developing State to host World Environment Day which will be celebrated on June 5th.

  • 02 Jan 2014
    This is a Test

  • 07 Nov 2013
    Caribbean Youth Think Tank concludes strategic retreat in Barbados

    Fourteen dynamic youth leaders from the Caribbean Youth Think Tank (CYTT) gathered from across CARICOM at the United Nations House–Barbados for a strategic reflection exercise on “Youth as the Heart of Development."