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Collaborative UNDP Coordination in St. Vincent Grenadines Relief Effort

“It is through unity and collaboration that we can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.”  


UNDP Mobilizes USD 300,000 for St. Vincent and the Grenadines Recovery Efforts

UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has mobilized USD 300,000 from UNDP Core Funding to support relief and recovery efforts.  


UNDP actions a 3-phased approach to volcano relief efforts for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has coordinated a three-phased approach to the relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the…  


UNDP helping to build resilient livelihoods in the Kalinago Territory

The UNDP Project Office in Dominica has launched a new project in the Kalinago Territory, with an opening ceremony at the Kalinago Barana Autê. Strengthening Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience in…  


UNDP Rethinking Tourism and MSMEs in times of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 in the Tourism sector is having a suffocating effect in the Eastern Caribbean economies.  


UNDP strengthens the capacity of Dominica’s female farmers in Disaster Management

Female farmers in Dominica are receiving much needed support through one of the microfinance initiatives under the Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of…  


Phase 2 of the EU-Funded Housing Project in Barbuda Begins

Phase 2 of the European Union (EU) funded Housing Support to Barbuda Project has officially commenced.  


Seventh Phase of GEF-SGP launched in Dominica

Dominican communities can play a pivotal role in increasing the island’s resilience and building forward better – this is the focus of the UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme…  


UNDP Supports the Acceleration of Access to Justice in Light of COVID-19 Restrictions

UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Judicial Education Institute and UWI has launched a 10-day training programme on mediation as an…  


UNDP merges Social Protection and Disaster Risk Management in new assessment tool

With the increasing vulnerability of the Caribbean region to crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, it has become even more important to have a social protection system in place  

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