Current Events

  • first information session in preparation of the V111 Summitt
    PAHO, University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Wednesday December 14, 2016

    Summits 101’s objective is to explain the Summits of the Americas Process,as well as the different mechanisms of participation available to civil society organizations and social actors of the Hemisphere. The Summits Secretariat wants to strengthen the participation of all social actors and civil society organizations looking towards the next Summit of the Americas, to be held in Peru in 2018.
  • Sustainable Cities Course 10th Edition
    Town Hall of the St James Parish Council, Montego Bay Jamaica, Tuesday December 6, 2016

    The implementation of the Sustainable Cities Course 10th Edition held in Montego Bay, Jamaica with 60 graduates (See Annex 3) and 39 speakers in coordination with the Mayor of Montego Bay, St James Parish Council, and the Jamaica Solar Energy Association (JSEA). IADB matched the OAS 10k with a matching grant to help with hotel and meal costs for the participants. IDB had recently completed an Emerging Cities Analysis of Montego Bay.
  • Jamaica National Drug Prevalence Survey
    Alhambra Inn & Restaurant, Kingston Jamaica, Wednesday March 30, 2016

    Overview of National Household Survey. The training will focus on the following: i)The Roles & Responsibilities of the Coordinators, Supervisors, Field Interviewers ii)
    Lessons from the Guyana Experience
    iii) Selection of Enumeration Districts, Households & Respondents/How to use survey maps/ Guidelines for conducting interviews/Protocol for replacement & call-backs
  • The Celeberation of Pan American Day
    Assembly Hall, University of the West Indies Mona, Thursday April 14, 2016

    The GS/OAS Office in Jamaica celebrated Pan American Day in Jamaica with various sister organizations and member states with representation in Jamaica. The event included:
    1.An information session to advise students how they can make themselves more competitive scholarship applicants. Students received information on various international scholarship opportunities which are available and they had the opportunity to ask questions.
    2. Exhibits displaying the Inter American system, the countries and cultures of OAS member states, programs that were very beneficial to the students.
  • Craft Enhancement Project Exhibition
    In the Montego Suite, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Friday August 28, 2015

    One-day Craft Enhancement Project Exhibition to showcase craft made by project participants from the Parishes of St. Elizabeth, Kingston and St Andrew, St. Thomas, St. James and Westmoreland.
  • CSR train-the-trainer workshop
    Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC, Monday August 10, 2015

    The objective of the workshop is to train the new SBDC counsellors in Jamaica on CSR so that they could offer the same training to their clients. We also want to ensure the sustainability of the SME workshops that the CSR program has been holding across the Hemisphere and we are partnering with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation in order to accomplish this. Canada through the OAS-Canada Cooperation is funding this initiative.
  • Workshop on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and GBEP
    2 A Ruthven Road, Kingston, Monday July 6, 2015

    The workshop will provide training on how to do a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) utilizing the LCA Software. During the workshop, the attendees will have the opportunity to analyze the environmental, economic and social impacts of ethanol production and co-generation, using data from the sugarcane industry. Additionally, the participants will be trained on the 24 GBEP voluntary sustainable indicators for bioenergy development, the approaches for their measurement and the benefits of applying the indicators for facilitating sustainable development in developing countries.
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