Imagine over 70 people, with diverse backgrounds, spread across 10 countries and territories united by one shared mission: leave no one behind. This pretty much sums up the team of UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. From its headquarters in Barbados to recovery work in Barbuda, the team is steadfastly marching towards that goal of an inclusive, equitable society where no one is left behind, the people behind the projects of UNDP have made great strides this year.
Implementing 13+ core projects with numerous interventions, the UNDP Team is advancing work under its Blue Economy for Green Islands mandate, promoting gender equity and implementing projects and programmes to help the most vulnerable. With over US$ 10 million mobilised this year, UNDP is refocusing on the targets set out in the 2030 Agenda while navigating the current “crises within crises” environment the world is faced with.
And the multi-country office has achieved some exciting milestones this year! As one of only two countries in the Caribbean, Barbados, with the support of UNDP, took part in the Stockholm +50. The CariSECURE teamsuccessfully closed out the CariSECURE 1.0 project in October and were awarded additional funding to launch CariSECURE 2.0. The flagship deliverable of the project’s first phase became a public good and was selected for inclusion ofthe Digital x catalogue. What’s more, two Engender Projects were highlighted as best practices in the Adaption Communications Registry, UNFCCC. We launchedDominica’s new Digital strategy and began the roll out of the Blue digital platform to help fisherfolk in Barbados.
There is loads more to do, but as the hard-working partners, consultants, staff, project managers, procurement officers, finance associates, M&E associates and more continue towards that same shared goal, the world can rest assured becausethere is a group of passionate people behind every project.