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  • Signing of Letter of Agreement - Entrepreneurial training for Minerals sector Apr 17, 2018

    Business and entrepreneurial skills are critical to the advancement of businesses and contribute to the Government’s aim of boosting support to SMEs. These workshops seek to enhance the skills and lives of about 120 persons in the quarrying sector throughout the island.

  • UNDP Jamaica releases Annual Report 2017 Apr 13, 2018

    UNDP in Jamaica presents Annual Report 2017 under the theme, Leaving No One Behind. Results, highlights and stories of UNDP at work in partnership with Government and people are presented through the lens of the global goals for Sustainable Development.

  • Jacob’s Ladder – No Longer Left Behind Mar 23, 2018

    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 water harvesting project was introduced in 2015 by the UNDP-implemented Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), with funding support from Australia Aid.

  • US$6.45 Million Human Security programme for Northern Clarendon & West Kingston Mar 19, 2018

    More than 43 000 residents of Northern Clarendon and West Kingston are expected to benefit from better water and sanitation, entrepreneurial opportunities, enhanced governance and improved adaptation to climate change, under a three year US$6.45 million programme launched Monday (12 March).

  • Crisis recovery solutions welcomed by Turks and Caicos Islanders Mar 19, 2018

    One hundred and three (103) Turks and Caicos Islanders who suffered losses during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria recently concluded participation in a cash for work clean-up programme supported by the United Nations Development Programme country office in Kingston, Jamaica.

  • UNDP cash for work programme helps hurricane-hit Turks and Caicos Islanders finance home repairs Mar 19, 2018

    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 have been cleaning up, while earning some home repair money.

  • "We can plant 50% more" - Hope rises for schools and communities under JCCCP project Mar 13, 2018

    In schools and small communities hit by drought the ongoing installation of climate resilient and smart technologies and water harvesting infrastructure under the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (JCCCP) will support their dreams of potable water for home and productive use. J-CCCP's pilot projects in Jamaica are supporting 70 schools and several communities in St. Ann and Clarendon with water infrastructure.

  • Powered By The Sun Dec 22, 2017

    Challenged by high electricity light bills caused by illegal connections to their power supply, the St Andrew Settlement in an innercity Kingston neighbourhood sought help from the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme. They turned to the sun for their supply, implementing a solar energy system and training programme which has reduced their carbon footprint, lessened their bills and changed lives.

  • Five Jamaican companies start Gender Equality Seal certification programme Dec 15, 2017

    RUBIS Energy Jamaica, Island Grill, Facey Commodity, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Development Bank of Jamaica and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce will become the first in the English-speaking Caribbean to submit their internal operations for review, revision and strengthening, with the aim of securing a Gender Equality Seal globally coordinated by the UN Development Programme.

  • THIS is the Jamaica We Want Dec 7, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme Country Office has funded a special public education video on the Sustainable Development Goals produced by the Planning Institute of Jamaica under the Localizing SDGs project.

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