Jamaican Youth Use Technology and Media Towards Achieving the Global Goals
Sep 28, 2015
A diverse group of young Jamaicans shared their vision for 2030 and how they see their work in technology and media contributing towards the country’s achievement of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at Jamaica’s first Social Good Summit organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and held on Monday, 28 September 2015
Government of Jamaica Continues Engaging Citizens on Climate Change, COP 21
Sep 17, 2015
With the tagline ‘Natural Disasters: Water! Drought! Food! Decision Time on Climate Change’ the public engagement campaign has been working to build awareness about climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods in the island and to educate Jamaicans about why global temperature increases should be kept to 1.5 °C or lower. UNDP Jamaica is providing support for implementation of the campaign.
New UNDP Resident Representative a.i. is Mr. Bruno Pouezat
Sep 1, 2015
Mr. Bruno Pouezat has joined the UN team in Jamaica as UN Resident Coordinator a.i./UNDP Resident Representative a.i. Mr. Pouezat, a French national, has served as the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative for Morocco, Azerbaijan and Moldova. He has served the United Nations in various capacities for almost 30 years.
Jamaica builds local awareness about the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21)
Aug 21, 2015
The Government of Jamaica and its stakeholders are rolling out a four month Public Engagement Campaign to raise awareness about the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) scheduled for December 2015, and Jamaica’s negotiating position. The campaign is being implemented by the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change with support from UNDP Jamaica
Jamaica Makes Progress in Phasing Out the Use of Gases Contributing to Global Warming
Aug 12, 2015
The sole company that uses Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) in its operations in Jamaica – Seal Sprayed Solutions - has been able to phase out the use of these harmful substances, thanks to the UNDP-supported HCFC Phase Out Management Plan Project, which is being implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)
Government of Jamaica’s Transformation Programme Gets UNDP Grant Support
Jul 31, 2015
The UNDP-supported Change Management Programme will work to strengthen the Ministry’s capacity to ensure efficiency in its business processes and regulations and its service delivery. It also seeks to develop the capacity and skills of the Ministry’s staff to replicate change management strategies across Government of Jamaica Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.
Jamaica Gets Risk Reduction Management Centre Thanks to South-South Initiative.
Jun 11, 2015
A Risk Reduction Management Centre for the parish of St Catherine, which has been established at the St Catherine Parish Council thanks to a South-South initiative facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has been highlighted in UNDP’s 2014/2015 Annual Report.
UNDP Supports INMED Climate Change Conference
Jun 11, 2015
The UNDP is providing sponsorship to the Harvest the Future International Symposium which will explore innovations in climate smart agriculture for small scale producers. The Symposium takes place on 15-17 June 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay.
UNDP Participates in Sixth Jamaica Diaspora Conference
Jun 11, 2015
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jamaica will be represented at the Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held 13-18 June 2015 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre, St James by UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Arun Kashyap. He will deliver a keynote presentation, speak on community rejuvenation and the role of the diaspora, and participate in a panel discussion.
UNDP Annual Report Highlights South-South Collaboration via Caribbean Risk Management Initiative
Jun 5, 2015
the UNDP 2014/2015 Illustrated Annual Report was launched in the first week of June 2015. Work being done in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, was highlighted in the report, in a feature story on the work of the Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (CRMI), a regional project implemented by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.