April 11, 2021

ECLAC trains Trinidad and Tobago public officials in disaster assessment

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Public officials in Trinidad and Tobago have acquired new technical skills in the use and application of the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology, following a workshop from 6-8 February 2019, conducted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean. With the Ministry of Planning and Development […]

ECLAC meeting to discuss role of renewable energy in response to climate change

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Caribbean energy experts are set to address the challenges that climate change poses to the energy sector. To do so, they will discuss the application of renewable energy policies at an upcoming meeting hosted by the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean. The increasing impact of climate […]

Caribbean experts discuss energy efficiency at ECLAC meeting

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On 21 June 2018, energy experts from Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago came together to discuss their experiences in gathering and analysing energy efficiency (EE) indicators, as well as the challenges and lessons learnt in gathering EE data. These discussions took place in the context of the final training workshop of a […]

ECLAC trains over 100 Argentinian public officials in disaster assessment

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Over one hundred Argentinian public officials acquired new technical skills in the use and application of the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology, as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean carried out two workshops from 7-10 May 2018. Participants benefitted from a comprehensive analysis of the […]

Port of Spain City Village showcases women entrepreneurs

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In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018, the City Hall of Port of Spain was transformed into a ‘Women’s City Village’ for one day, on Wednesday 7 March, as part of a week of activities showcasing women. The theme of this year’s IWD is the `Time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s […]

New ECLAC study explores film and music sectors of Jamaica

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Experts across the region agree that there is significant potential for strengthening the economic contribution of the music and film industries in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. However, this can only be fully realized by learning from industry success factors and, more importantly, by addressing existing constraints. These findings emerged from a newly published study […]

ECLAC establishes task force for Caribbean’s Debt Swap Initiative.

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago:— The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has established a task force to advance ECLAC’s Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap Initiative. The Debt Swap initiative, which was first presented at ECLAC’s Caribbean Development Roundtable in Saint Kitts and Nevis early in […]

Caribbean SIDS receive support in building capacity to produce SDG indicators

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Countries in the subregion are set to meet to identify a set of core indicators, from among the global indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that the Caribbean would regard as essential to produce. This meeting, which will take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 6-9 December 2016, is jointly organized by […]

ECLAC partners with ITU and TATT to convene workshop exploring opportunities of the digital economy

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Regional stakeholders will this week engage in interactive sessions on “Exploring Innovation in Transactions & Financing in the Caribbean,” organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub regional headquarters for the […]

ECLAC supports Saint Lucia’s drive towards renewable energy

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ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC) SUBREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CARIBBEAN The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean is actively supporting the Government of Saint Lucia as the country transitions from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, including solar and geothermal. […]