Ridge to Reef Project Makes Strides in GrenadaAug 11, 2016UNDP’s Ridge to Reef Project in Grenada has undertaken several activities in the June and July months.
UNDP Convenes National Post Disaster Needs Assessment TrainingsJul 28, 2016UNDP 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).
UNDP and UNFCCC Initiates Training Seminars for Climate Mitigation Actions in the CaribbeanJun 22, 2016The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) and the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in conjunction with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centre (UNFCCC RCC) conducted two-day training sessions designed to support the development of climate mitigation actions, including Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Caribbean.
EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE!May 24, 2016The UN Country Team conducted a simulation exercise designed to test the preparedness of UN agencies based in Barbados to respond to a natural disaster in the subregion
Strengthening Early Warning Systems in the CaribbeanApr 18, 2016The institutionalization and harmonization of Early Warning System (EWS) as well as integrating vulnerable groups in all processes related to EWS were the main themes of the Caribbean Early Warning System Workshop that took place last week, in which more than 70 participants from National Disaster Management Agencies, National Meteorological Services, National Red Cross Societies, Non-Governmental Organizations as well as regional, research, intergovernmental and United Nations organizations identified next steps on how to enhance coordination among stakeholders towards the harmonization of multi-hazard EWS in the Caribbean.
CPDC Organises Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Renewable EnergyMar 31, 2016Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by UNDP organised a roundtable discussion with farmers, policy makers and development partners on renewable energy policies that affect Barbados in the transition to a Green Economy
Better Life Through Sustainable Home GardeningMar 29, 2016With the growing concern over the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Barbados, the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) has developed another initiative to promote healthy living, improve productivity and sustainability of local food gardening among its 40,000+ members and wider communities.
Call for Proposals - Civil Society Small Grant Programme in GrenadaMar 7, 2016This Call for Proposals (CFP) is specifically related to the UNDP’s project, “Support to Referendum on Constitutional Reform in Grenada.” The project seeks to assist the constitutional review process, in particular, the civic education and outreach efforts, which are key in sensitizing the public to the reforms being proposed, and a precursor to the public referendum needed to endorse any constitutional amendments.
PAHO acts on Zika Virous in light of WHO declaring it a Public Health Emergency of International ConcernFeb 5, 2016World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General declares Zika Virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean Climate Change ProjectJan 28, 2016The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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