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Revenue From The Rocks

Artisans in Jamaica are carving out new products, revenue streams & jobs from mineral-rich rocks & soil with support from the EU-financed Development Minerals Programme  


Mining with earth and people in mind

Climate-friendly, low-impact mining IS possible. Just ask two mining families working with & benefiting from the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme in Jamaica  


Back from Extinction

Declared extinct in 1948, the Jamaican Iguana was rediscovered half a century later in the Hellshire Hills. Today, UNDP/GEF SGP’s strategic support to recovery of this endemic specie has contributed…  


Climate Action Comeback

After a UNDP-implemented GEF SGP project helped build their town's disaster resilience, this farmers' coop, defying setback, is sustaining the results on a whole new level, 5 years later  


Resilience in the eye of the storm

Jeffrey Town farmers are making their mark in building Jamaica's resilience to natural disaster in multiple ways — while contributing to the SDGs  


Overcoming the Storm

Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) from Turks and Caicos Islands tell their story of triumph over adversity with the help of hurricane recovery grants from UNDP  


Mending Fences

Ten years after a face off between residents of Tivoli Gardens and the security forces, they are beginning to talk and heal relations under a UNDP project piloting the social cohesion approach  


Gourie, the gift granted for present and future generations

Gourie, perched 2 000 ft. in the hills above Christiana, is one of 249 Protected Areas secured by law in Jamaica. It offers a recreational area, multiple trails through biodiverse forest, a cave, and…  


Jacob’s Ladder – No Longer Left Behind

Securing water to satisfy every sanitation, cooking and agricultural need of this expanding community of persons living with physical and mental disabilities has always been a challenge – until a…  


UNDP cash for work programme helps hurricane-hit Turks and Caicos Islanders finance home repairs   

On Turks and Caicos Islands, the tell-tale signs of two category five storms lingered through February 2018, especially on Grand Turk and South Caicos, but men and women working shoulder to shoulder…  

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