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  • 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.

  • Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change - 195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees CelsiusDec 14, 2015A historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

  • UNDP Celebrates International Volunteer Day 2015Dec 7, 2015International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated each year on December 5, as mandated by the UN General Assembly.

  • Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project takes their Knowledge Road Show to Dominica and Saint LuciaDec 7, 2015The Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) team recently engaged representatives and members of a diverse array of community groups from across the region to raise awareness about the benefits of energy efficient lighting.