Current Events

  • Sympossium: " The contribution of the OAS to the hemisphere and the OAS' impact on the Peoples of the Americas".
    University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Monday March 5, 2018

    In marking the 70th Anniversary of the OAS, the Organization is proud to collaborate with the University of the West Indies, Institute of International Relations (UWI/IIR) to commemorate this historic milestone with a special issue of its Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy (CJIRD).
  • Round Table Discussion : The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Challenge
    Utech, Jamaica Papine Campus, Tuesday March 6, 2018

    The OAS recognized the importance of energy security to the Caribbean region and the OAS' work in this regard, particularly through the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA. It is therefore opportune to have a discussion on this issue during 70th anniversary celebration in Jamaica. The OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Nestor Mendez will be the keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from Wigton Windfarm Limited, University of Technology and IDB.
  • 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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