Trinidad and Tobago
The UNDP's office in Trinidad and Tobago, known as UNDP TTMCO, serves as a multi-country office overseeing Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and Trinidad & Tobago. Its approach involves integrated signature solutions that leverage digitalization, innovation, and development financing to enhance impact and scale in Trinidad and Tobago. The office collaborates with national partners at various levels to address issues such as poverty eradication, climate change (Paris Agreement), and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Their advocacy focuses on promoting transformative change, connecting represented countries through the multi-country office to essential resources for growth, socio-economic development, and improvements in overall quality of life.
The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) is an international facility that provides financial and technical support to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-led organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods.
GEF 6 - Energy Efficiency Through The Development of Low Carbon Refrigeration and Air Condition (RAC) Technologies in Trinidad and Tobago
The Energy Efficiency through the Development of Low-carbon RAC Technologies project is seeking to develop low-carbon refrigeration and air conditioning technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of a wider partnership programme between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the UNDP, in support of the country’s international commitments to combat climate change.
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 Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP Stage 2) project focuses on supporting Trinidad and Tobago in capacity building, public awareness raising and regulatory adjustments necessary to meet obligations under the Montreal Protocol.
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 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 Leveraging Digital Finance to Increase Resilience of ACP countries (DFS4Resilience) project is under the purview of The UNCDF Caribbean Office which currently operates in the Eastern Caribbean region (including Trinidad and Tobago).
The Sustainable Island Solutions through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SISSTEM) programme, a joint initiative by the Government of Aruba (GoA) and the University of Aruba (UA), seeks to establish a new SISSTEM Faculty at the University, with special focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
This Psychosocial, Art and Sports Model for Peacebuilding (PASMP) project supports young women in care who have been impacted by violent and potentially traumatic events in their lives. It builds on lessons learned from previous MHPSS projects locally.
The objective of this project is to improve the capacity of the TTFSC by providing hands-on support to deal with the various cases, and where possible provide training to staff as required, to ensure that the TTFSC can support law enforcement agencies in a timely and professional manner.
With food insecurity expected to be among the major impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States - UNDP is working in partnership with the Government of Sint Maarten to develop a sustainable food and agricultural sector aimed at reducing dependency on food imports and strengthening national food and nutrition security.