A mobile shredder was recently handed over to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Procurement of the shredder is a component of the US $5.6 Million Housing Support to Barbuda Project funded through the kind assistance of the European Union, following Hurricane Irma’s impact on Barbuda.
University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, speaks to the recently re-ignited partnership between the UWI and UNDP.
UNDP’s Multi-Country Office for Barbados & the OECS is pleased to officially introduce the Blue Economy and Sustainable Management of Ocean Degradation Lab. The Blue Lab is part of the UNDP Accelerator Labs initiative, the world’s largest and fastest learning network that UNDP is building to address development challenges in the new era where changes are happening rapidly.
The Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, received the Letters of Credence of the new UNDP Representative for Barbados and the OECS, Mr. Magdy Martinez Soliman. Mr. Martinez was accompanied by the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Ugo Blanco and the Head of the Sustainable Solutions and Energy Cluster of UNDP Barbados and the OECS, Ms. Danielle Evanson.
UNDP’s newly appointed Resident Representative for Barbados and the OECS, Mr. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, has recently met with key partners and stakeholders in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda where he presented letters of credence.
With a few months of project implementation remaining, the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) is already realising the attainment and surpassing of anticipated project results.
Mr. Ugo Blanco has been appointed Deputy Resident Representative for Barbados and the OECS

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