Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Build Response to Climate and Disaster Risks

Disaster preparedness and risk management is so critical for our fragile island states, in these uncertain times of climate change. Yes, we have heard it all before, but it bears repeating. Many of our sister islands face specific challenges – including volcanic activity. St. Vincent and the Grenadines are an example. With a small population, … More Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Build Response to Climate and Disaster Risks

Kids no Longer to be Sent Home from School Because of Lack of Water, Thanks to Climate Change Grants

Climate change has all kinds of impacts on people’s lives that may not be obvious – but they are there. They may be small things – but they are important to Jamaicans’ lifestyle, healthy living, and productivity too.  I recently visited Mount Airy Primary and Infant School in Clarendon with a team from the Environmental … More Kids no Longer to be Sent Home from School Because of Lack of Water, Thanks to Climate Change Grants

Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Will Award Grants Totalling J$228 Million for Climate Change Adaptation

Are you aware that the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) is doing a great deal of important work, partnering with the Jamaican Government and with funding from the Climate Investment Fund/Inter-American Development Bank? The EFJ has already received hundreds of proposals, conducted site visits in deep rural areas, assessed, approved and disbursed dozens of projects, … More Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Will Award Grants Totalling J$228 Million for Climate Change Adaptation

International Women’s Day 2017 in Jamaica: Gender-Based Violence on the Agenda

The Women’s Movement in Jamaica, in the Caribbean, and I suspect worldwide, is going through some interesting times. This is a world of “fake news” and social media, hashtags and hardening positions. The concepts of love, peace, unity and solidarity are fighting for survival in the TrumpWorld. I get the feeling people aren’t listening to … More International Women’s Day 2017 in Jamaica: Gender-Based Violence on the Agenda

Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Seeks Climate Change Adaptation Projects for Funding

The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) has just issued a new Call for Proposals for projects that help communities across the island adapt to climate change. This is part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) US$1.4 million Adaptation Program and Financing Mechanisms for Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), rolled out by EFJ in collaboration with … More Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Seeks Climate Change Adaptation Projects for Funding

Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Grants Totaling J$84.9 Million Will Help Communities with Climate Change Adaptation

This is very exciting news for Jamaica’s fight against climate change. No less than eighteen non-governmental and community-based organizations will receive grants totaling close to J$85 million next Monday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Knutsford Court Hotel. And more grants are being reviewed for approval next month. I will be sharing more information … More Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Grants Totaling J$84.9 Million Will Help Communities with Climate Change Adaptation

#RuralWomenTalk: The 51% Coalition Goes on the Road

The 51% Coalition has been busy. With funding from UN Women and with the partnership of Fi Wi Jamaica, the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers and others, the Coalition has traveled to several corners of the island for discussions with women on their issues, their concerns – and solutions. Each session also included presentations on human rights and … More #RuralWomenTalk: The 51% Coalition Goes on the Road

A Few Good (Jamaican) Men of 2015: Saluting You!

  Jamaican men may, from time to time, get a bad rap. Sometimes (as in the case of the God’s-gift-to-women, egotistical Christopher Gayle) it is probably deserved. But – you know something? There are some wonderful Jamaican men out there, doing fantastic work, all over the island. I am mentioning just a few in this … More A Few Good (Jamaican) Men of 2015: Saluting You!

Cuso Considers Gender Priorities for Jamaica

Volunteers from Cuso International continue to make purposeful and focused contributions to Jamaica – both at the grassroots level and in steering conversations towards trends and influences in the society. On August 13, 2013, Cuso International Jamaica launched “Gender Mainstreaming: A Way Forward for Cuso International in Jamaica.” This report was part of a regional research project … More Cuso Considers Gender Priorities for Jamaica

Jamaica Environmental Action Awards 2013

The Jamaica Environment Trust launched its fourth annual Jamaica Environmental Action Awards recently. Except where otherwise specified, the awards are open to individuals and groups (non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, private sector organizations, government agencies etc). The instructions and full details of awards in each of the categories below are available on the Jamaica Environment Trust … More Jamaica Environmental Action Awards 2013