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
Jamaica Celebrates UNDP at 50
Apr 29, 2016
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UNDP, we also commemorate its long history of activities in Jamaica. The UNDP has maintained an active and invaluable presence in Jamaica for forty years, during which time it has supported the country in its efforts to attain ever higher levels of development.” - Minister Delroy Chuck
Jamaica Prepares for Paris Climate Agreement
Apr 14, 2016
The Paris Climate Agreement - to be signed on 22 April 2016 - is critical to small island states like Jamaica. As such the Jamaican Government, ... recently organised a Post COP 21 Roundtable to inform a wide range of stakeholders about the December 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) negotiations and the agreement reached at that conference.
Alternative Energy Lights the Way in Majesty Gardens
Apr 14, 2016
Residents of Majesty Gardens in Kingston applauded as a group of young people from the community put on a humorous dramatic piece about the need for energy conservation and the benefits of becoming legally registered with the electricity supply company at a special community function on 13 April 2016.
UNDP Asks ‘Where are the Women?’ in Jamaican Political Leadership
Mar 8, 2016
“Where are the Women? UNDP asks this question because for us, as an organization, gender is a cross cutting issue. We promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as an essential part of our mandate and development approach.” - Dr Elsie Chounoune, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative