Address: Suite #9 Food Fair Shopping complex, Grand Anse, St. George's, Grenada
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 123, St. George's, Grenada
Tel: (473) 440-2439 | (473) 440-2847
Fax: (473) 440-6689
Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Mon to Fri (closed on Sat & Sun)
Welcome to the Organization of American States Grenada Webpage. Our objective is to showcase the programs and activities contributing to national development. We trust that the site will promote a deeper understanding of OAS efforts in Grenada. Our office was established on October 6th, 1978 and our OAS Representative is Terence Raymond Craig.
Our most outstanding activities and programs are: Poverty Reduction and Capacity Building Among Rural Women in Grenada (Funded by FEMCIDI). This year our office's work has focused on promoting and strengthening democracy. Some of our most notorious activities we find are constantly engaging the stakeholders in the political field e.g. the Government, the opposition, the Parliamentary Elections Office, the Civil Registry, NGO's and others in discussions and consultations regarding the implementation of a new voters registration system and the digitalization of the records of the Civil Registry. This process has the objective not only to create trust and transparency but also to create awareness of these two important activities.
Grenada, Monday November 7, 2011
The Energy Week was mandated as an annual event resulted from a decision taken at the Thirty-Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy held in Georgetown, Guyana on March 22-24, 2011.
The overall aim of the Energy Week falls under the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), which aims to educate and sensitize nationals and residents in Grenada and other CARICOM member states on issues relating the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation. CSEP is a joint project funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the CARICOM Secretariat, Caribbean Electric Utilities Association (CARILEC) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).
The week of activities in Grenada included a RE Secondary School Project Competition, a National Jingle Competition, the Kill-a-Watt Day, a National Radio Quiz, the creation of public announcements that were broadcasted on radio and television, among other activities.
St. George’s, Grenada, Tuesday October 11, 2011
The Organization of American States (OAS) has handed over computer equipment to the Grenada Energy Unit as a part of its commitment to support Caribbean member states of the OAS under the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Programme. The brief handing over ceremony took place on Tuesday October 11th, 2011 at the Ministry of Finance, Financial Complex in St. George’s. The computer equipment donated includes a business notebook computer, a colour LaserJet multifunction printer, and scanjet photo scanner.
Enhancing Livelihoods Through the Use of Solar Technology
To enhance the utilization of solar technologies for business development and increase awareness of the general population by promoting the use of solar technology among agro-processors and and other SME (Small & Micro Enterprise) type operations to mitigate the rising cost of energy which could increase the competitiveness of their products.
Caribbean Community Projects
The project’s main objective is to mainstream climate change adaptation strategies into the sustainable development agendas of the small island and low-lying states of CARICOM. MACC will adopt a learning-by-doing approach to capacity building, consolidating the achievements of CPACC and ACCC. It will build on the progress achieved in these past projects by furthering institutional capacity, strengthening the knowledge base, and deepening awareness and participation.
Poverty Reduction and Capacity Building among Rural Women in Grenada
A project that aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of rural women in Grenada by providing focused training in the area of skills, personal development and enterprise development. The project seeks to reduce the incidence of poverty among these households by improving the livelihoods options of women in rural areas in an effort to increase employment and income generating opportunities.
Results Show Great Success…
75 women participated in the technical skills traning; 80 women attended ICT/Personal Development classes
∗ From the Sewing Program
15 received additional advanced level training
3 women started commercial sewing enterprises
∗ From the Fish Preservation Program
4 women have found work in a fish processing plant
2 women have benefitted financially by selling fish within the community
∗ From the ICT/Personal Development Program
3 women have found work
The OAS Student Internship Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate and young professional student to allow them to work within their fields of study. The program although unpaid is very competitive. The OAS has 28 national offices and some special programs located in the member states. Internships are available in almost all of the offices and this will allow interns to choose whether they prefer to work in their home country or in another office.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the hemisphere which promotes and supports Democracy, Human Rights, Multidimensional Security and the Integral Development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to provide political stability, social inclusion and prosperity in the region, through dialogue and collective actions.
We offer you a unique opportunity to gain work experience in different areas and in an international and a multicultural environment. You will have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful learning experience with orientation to the OAS mission, pillars, structure and projects in the hemisphere.
The OAS has 28 national offices and some special programs located in the member states. This allows anyone interested, to participate in the internship program in their country of origin, or other country of interest.
Besides working in the different projects of the Office, interns must participate in a series of activities that are part of a Complementary Online Program
This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must meet a series of requirements.
All the documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships are available in Washington DC. Check out www.oas.org/internships.
The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Research leading to a degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States. In addition to these programs the OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), is able to offer other attractive scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world.
The OAS - Rowe Fund loan program for studies in the United States was established in 1948. This program grants financial aid in the form of interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars for graduate, research, and the last two years of undergraduate studies, including semester exchange programs. Applications may be submitted at any time during the studies in the U.S. and are accepted and reviewed year-round. For more information about how to obtain a Rowe Fund loan, find other financial aid for studies abroad, or identify a university in the United States according to field of study, cost, or location, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/rowefund