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Biodiversity: One of Nature's Solutions for a Better World

The response to the COVID19 pandemic has been rapid, radical and relentless. Health protocols are in effect from home to hospital. Global trade and transport logistics have been disrupted.  


UN Barbados and the OECS Supports Eastern Caribbean Governments in Social Protection Response Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Every country in the world has been touched by COVID-19. This unprecedented health-related crisis “has exposed the fragility of our societies to global shocks such as diseases or the climate crisis,”…  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced…  


Fisherfolk and Farmers Going Digital

This involves a strong push towards digitizing MSME operations under the #eFUTURE initiative launched last week.  


UNDP Eastern Caribbean Hackathon
Jobs and Lives after COVID-19

COVID-19 is an unprecedented global crisis that threatens to dismantle the progress made towards development in the region.  


Digital Economy Provides Crisis Jobs and Safe Services

UNDP’s policy for Barbados and the region suggests “keeping as much cash as possible in people’s hands”, which starts with avoiding layoffs and retooling businesses.  


Life Has Changed

Everywhere the same picture: closed supermarkets, empty streets, schools out, silent nights, no planes on the horizon line, people staying at home… This anxiously quiet wait, while our frontline…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


Blue Economy Innovator Speed Dating

The UNDP Accelerator Lab for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean hosted its second “Coffee Morning” event on March 13, 2020 at TEN Habitat, a local co-working and entrepreneurial space.  


Climate Action for a Prepared Caribbean

The Caribbean Cooperative Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) Hub, held their second annual meeting with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Global…  

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