The Mystery Nevis 'Monster' (Conserving Biodiversity Project)
Apr 3, 2017
A team of researchers from the Environmental Awareness Group in Antigua, hired by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the United Nations Development Programme, visited the island of Nevis on February 13, 2017. There they found a large tadpole; The tadpole was about 7cm long, which was a puzzle, because the frogs and toads of Nevis do not have young that reach this size.
UN Staff Simulate Tsunami Evacuation
Mar 29, 2017
In support of CARIBE WAVE 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Barbados facilitated an office tsunami evacuation exercise on March 23, 2017, for the United Nations (UN) House and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO).
World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP's 2016 Human Development Report
Mar 27, 2017
Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled
Grenada Hosts First Referendum on Constitution Reform
Mar 15, 2017
At the end of 2016, Grenada held the first referendum on Constitution reform in the island’s history. This was the fourth attempt since independence to amend the national Constitution, with the current exercise taking almost two years to bring about its conclusion.
Promoting Volunteerism: Journey from Japan to Barbados
Mar 15, 2017
Sae Nishioka began her journey to Barbados in 2016 when she penned an essay describing her motive for aspiring to work within the United Nations System. Like most of UN’s volunteers, Sae views herself as an agent of change who “believes in helping people”.
UNDP and the OECS Commission Provide Skills Training in ‘at risk’ Communities
Mar 15, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for the OECS and Barbados in collaboration with the Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), is currently conducting community participatory exercises in ‘at risk’ communities throughout St. Lucia.
CariSECURE Study Tour to Belize Opens New Doors for Advancements in Citizen Security Data Management in the Caribbean
Mar 13, 2017
The three-day study tour took place from March 27-29, 2017, and included the participation of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Suriname, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Three Pilot Projects totaling US$300,000 Initiated
Feb 24, 2017
Three pilot projects totaling USD$300,000 commenced with the aim of transferring and adopting low emission and climate resilient technologies to the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the local chapter of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) under the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project.
J-CCCP Partners with Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre for Bio-energy Course
Feb 9, 2017
Wiith financing from UNDP’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project and GIZ’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre launched a Bioenergy Course.
Global Applause for International Volunteer Day
Feb 8, 2017
The 2016 theme for International Volunteer Day, ‘Global Applause – Give Volunteers a Hand’, recognized volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality.