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.
Five Jamaican companies start Gender Equality Seal certification programme
Dec 15, 2017
RUBIS Energy Jamaica, Island Grill, Facey Commodity, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Development Bank of Jamaica and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce will become the first in the English-speaking Caribbean to submit their internal operations for review, revision and strengthening, with the aim of securing a Gender Equality Seal globally coordinated by the UN Development Programme.
THIS is the Jamaica We Want
Dec 7, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme Country Office has funded a special public education video on the Sustainable Development Goals produced by the Planning Institute of Jamaica under the Localizing SDGs project.
UNDP launches new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century
Nov 29, 2017
UNDP today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “This is a new plan for a new era,” said Achim Steiner, Administrator of UNDP. “The dramatic changes we see in the world have occurred on such a scale and at such a pace that our institutions are struggling to keep up. More is being demanded of us.”
PM recognizes critical role of Parliamentarians in advancing SDGs
Nov 9, 2017
Parliamentarians have been publicly recognized by Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, as holding significant responsibility for promoting and advancing implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in fostering ownership of these goals.
UN Jamaica celebrates UN Day with Experience 2030
Oct 27, 2017
UN Development Programme joined with United Nations Jamaica in celebrating UN Day 2017 with the general public on 24 October by introducing for the first time ‘Experience 2030’ – an interactive activity geared to reinforce knowledge on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while helping patrons understand their role in securing them
Communiqué on the Social Good Summit 2017
Oct 6, 2017
The University of Technology, Jamaica was proud host of The UNDP’s Social Good Summit 2017 held at the Alfred Sangster auditorium on September 28. The Social Good Summit is an annual conference organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to examine the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world.
Jamaican communities getting climate-smart to Climate Change
Sep 22, 2017
Solar powered irrigation systems, cutting edge water harvesting systems and other climate smart technologies and techniques are being deployed in select rural communities and schools to mitigate some of the impacts of climate change, following a major launch on 13th September.
UNDP Caribbean offices join forces for regional recovery strategy
Sep 10, 2017
United Nations Development Programme country offices in the Caribbean region have joined forces and allocated resources to immediately implement a Regional Recovery Strategy for island nations impacted by Hurricane Irma. This Regional Recovery Strategy includes debris and waste removal, short term employment and rehabilitation of community infrastructure.
UNDP will Caribbean build back better - UNDP Resident Representative
Sep 9, 2017
UNDP stands ready to support national recovery efforts not only during the immediate response to the disaster but also in early recovery activities such as debris and waste management, emergency employment, strengthening of core government functions and post-disaster needs assessments among others