• Conversations with Cherise: Measuring Poverty in the Region – Past, Present, and Future Sep 16, 2016

    As the first part in a series of articles, the Communications Unit sat down with the Project Coordinator responsible for Statistical Capacity Building within the UNDP Barbados and the OECS team, Cherise Adjodha, to discuss the UNDP Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the OECS’ role in poverty measurement in the sub-region.

  • Caribbean Human Development Report 2016 Launched Sep 13, 2016

    Caribbean countries need a new generation of public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental fronts while boosting climate and financial resilience and protecting people throughout their life cycles, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for the Caribbean, launched in Barbados on September 12.

  • Ridge to Reef Project Makes Strides in Grenada Aug 11, 2016

    UNDP’s Ridge to Reef Project in Grenada has undertaken several activities in the June and July months.

  • UNDP Convenes National Post Disaster Needs Assessment Trainings Jul 28, 2016

    UNDP 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 Caribbean Jun 22, 2016

    The 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.


    The 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 Caribbean Apr 18, 2016

    The 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 Energy Mar 31, 2016

    Caribbean 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 Gardening Mar 29, 2016

    With 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 Grenada Mar 7, 2016

    This 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.