Gourie, the gift granted for present and future generations
Apr 24, 2018
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 a history steeped in slavery.Today, Gourie is fully prepared to earn income from log cabin rentals and guided tours through the trails and its famous cave. Income will help maintain this Protected Area, and help sustain its public education programme.
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.
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.
New life flows into Northern Clarendon communities
May 23, 2017
For 50 years, residents of communities near Crooked River in the hills of Clarendon could only collect water with buckets. Today, a water harvesting system has resuscitated ailing farms and businesses and brought in new construction as well as new neighbours.
Cinema, Drums and the Spoken Word bring home the pain of Trafficking in Persons
Jul 28, 2016
Randy McLaren’s drum-beating dub poetry performance, resoundingly brought home the pain, suffering and bondage experienced by women, men, girls and boys who are subjugated to human trafficking by criminal elements around us. Mr. McLaren was the guest performer on 28 July, 2016, at an evening dubbed “Conversations, Cocktails and Cinema”, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston
"Dialogue on Men, Masculinities and Gender Based Violence
Jul 14, 2016
UNDP Jamaica organized a Dialogue on Men, Masculinities and Gender Based Violence at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston in keeping with its commitment towards achieving gender equality and to increase understanding on the role of masculinities in Gender based violence in Jamaica. The meeting brought together participants from government, United Nations agencies, multilateral agencies, academia and civil society.
Roundtable Conversation: Countering Gender Inequality; challenging Gender Stereotypes
Jun 16, 2016
Nurse Allen describes himself as a caregiver first and foremost and does not view himself or his profession through gender lens. He says that his patients often mistake him or refer to him as “Doc” even though he always introduces himself as Nurse Allen. He admits that in his early days as a nurse he would receive more positive acceptance from patients rather than his peers.
Jamaican Stakeholders Discuss 2015 Human Development Report
May 18, 2016
“In looking at Work for Human Development, the 2015 HDR calls on all our countries to take into account the new realities of the world of work and ensure that there are policies which address various types of work and secure human development," - UNDP Resident Representative Bruno Pouezat