Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Our work in the region continues to evolve and is classified under three main pillars, which follow the "Blue Economy for Green Islands Approach". This approach incorporates the deep interlinkages between blue and green economies while encompassing an entire island system and its maritime waters as one interlinked economic, social and environmental system.
CariSECURE 2.0 builds upon the past work of CariSECURE, which equipped national institutions and agencies with the technology, equipment, and training to better collect and analyse crime data, in order to create evidence-informed approaches to reducing crime. CariSECURE 2.0 ventures even further, using this robust and reliable information to design programs and support policy geared towards the reduction of youth involvement in crime, whether as perpetrators or victims. The project also helps build the capacity of countries to fight trafficking in persons (TIP).
The Grenada Spotlight Initiative is designed to focus attention, coordinate human effort, and strategically apply resources to the implementation of a well-conceived comprehensive national programme to contribute to ending family violence and all forms of violence against women and girls in Grenada
The “FUT-Tourism: Rethinking Tourism and MSMEs in times of COVID-19” project aims to technically and financially support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that are directly or indirectly linked to the tourism sector or have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project aims to strengthen the livelihoods and Resilience of the Kalinago Territory by working with the Government in delivering an integrated package of support to strengthen capacities to boost agricultural production and sustainable agricultural practices
Following the volcanic eruption of La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent on 8 April 2021, it is estimated that 16,000 to 20,000 persons have been affected with approximately 30 villages being evacuated. Ash and volcanic material have already blanketed the entire island which has interrupted most of the economic activity, decimated crops and can have adverse effects on the health of persons exposed.
The agriculture sector is Dominica’s primary industry; however, it is constantly threatened by reoccurring disasters. The Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica aims to scale up the resilience of small farmers and women farmer groups by enhancing risk-informed decision making and community support.
Enabling a Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean
The EnGenDER project will support CC, DRR and environmental management interventions in the 9 Caribbean countries by leveraging sector-level entry points (e.g. NAPs and NAMAs), specifically supporting implementation and/or upscaling of countries’ priority actions.
The main objective of the R2R Project is to enhance biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services conservation through an expanded and strengthened Protected Areas (PA) system and with Sustainable Land Management (SLM) measures integrated in a ridge to reef approach.
The project aims to strengthen the livelihoods and Resilience of the Kalinago Territory by working with the Government in delivering an integrated package of support to strengthen capacities to boost agricultural production and sustainable agricultural practices; design and implement community reforestation programmes to protect livelihoods and augment critical water catchment areas; develop a comprehensive Kalinago Tourism strategy and brand that generates new income opportunities for the Territory; and boost institutional capacities of the Kalinago Council for improved participative and inclusive decision-making and planning.
Grenada’s biodiversity is being threatened by unsafe agricultural practices and encroachment from human settlements, resulting in habitat loss and fragmentation, overexploitation of biological resources, and pollution. Integrated agroecosystem management, which incorporates sustainable land management (SLM) and biodiversity conservation into production landscapes, may provide a solution to biodiversity loss and land degradation in the country.
This project aims to support the enhancement of the national capacity for the management of sargassum inundations by providing five (5) small island developing states in the Eastern Caribbean with equipment, expertise, and technical knowledge to collect, remove, transport, and dispose of sargassum accumulated on shore and/or in the nearshore.
The “Blue Economy and Sustainable Management of Ocean Degradation Lab” is part of the UNDP Accelerator Labs initiative, the world’s largest and fastest learning network that UNDP is building to address development challenges in the new era where changes are happening rapidly.