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This Is UNDP In Jamaica

A two-week public information campaign has been launched by the UNDP country office in Jamaica to highlight UNDP’s mission, work and results on the forefront of global efforts to end poverty  


Paternity Leave talks launched on Intl Men's Day - UNDP endorses

Jamaica is being encouraged to grant Paternity Leave to working fathers of new-borns, by UNDP Resident Representative, Bruno Pouezat who disclosed that UNDP has adopted the gender inclusive policy in…  


CVC takes lead of regional HIV Global Fund Grant 1 Oct

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) successfully assumed the lead implementation role of a regional HIV Global Fund Grant from UNDP Jamaica, effective 1 October 2018.  


Local tech innovations unveiled at Social Good Summit JA 2018; Special joint report coming

Universities in Jamaica are innovating robots to clean up Kingston Harbour, facial recognition technology to combat crime, earthquake risk software for hazard prevention  


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…  


"We can plant 50% more" - Hope rises for schools and communities under JCCCP project

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…  

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