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Joy Burke, Howard Simpson and Winston Robinson are among the farmers living in the community of Lititz, St. Elizabeth, who must face a very challenging situation every day. Water is a scare resource in the area and the frequent drought affecting this part of the island impacts their lives as they depend on water for irrigating their crops and sustaining the lives of their families.
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), under the auspices of the Support for the Development of a National Statistics System Project, hosted the first in a series of private sector stakeholder sessions under the theme "Promoting Statistics for Economic Development: A Public-Private Partnership", on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.
High-level forum in Barbados to chart a new ‘Sustainable Energy for All' roadmap ahead of Rio+20 Conference : The Government of Barbados, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States will host from 7 to 9 May 2012 the High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS and the Rio+20 Informal Ministerial Meeting.
‘One Day on Earth’, a 104-minute documentary film produced by the One Day on Earth Project from footage captured during the 24-hour period of October 10, 2010, was shown in over 170 countries worldwide on Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd, in collaboration with over 80 UNDP Country Offices. In Jamaica, UNDP facilitated screenings of the One Day on Earth movie to over 300 persons on two different dates.
A total of one hundred and twenty-three (123) adults and youths are to benefit from a youth forum that provides an opportunity for engagement and open dialogue on sexual violence and sexual offences legislation in Jamaica.
Two students from the Cassava River Primary and Infant School, located in Glengoffe, St. Catherine Parish received the 1st and 2nd place prizes in a poster competition organized to promote climate change. The initiative, sponsored by a community-based project, was entitled "Adapting to Climate Change: We're Ready. Are You?"