Issue 2 April 2020

Featured Articles

Helping a Community Strive for Sustainability: Fonds Gens Libre

By Kirk Elliott, Photographer and Sustainable Tourism Entrepreneur/Activist It is accepted within economic circles that the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world. It is also well-established that the Caribbean enjoys one of the lowest economic yields from tourism compared to other world regions. On the flip side of these worrisome facts more…

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For Survival: Think Post-Recycling

CARIBBEAN BUSINESSES MUST RECOGNISE THAT WE ARE ENTERING THE POST-RECYCLING AGE AND EMBED NEW TOOLS AND APPROACHES INTO THEIR BUSINESS Practices. As the focus on corporate sustainability shifts from the use of recyclable materials to circular business strategies, the Caribbean must recognise that focusing on recycling and re-use is not enough. The recycling industry in…

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The SDGs: Are they Realizable in the Caribbean?

Notwithstanding that the SDGs are extremely relevant to the Caribbean’s development, one begs the question as to whether the SDG Agenda can be achieved by 2030. Despite the progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St.Kitts and Nevis, St.Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines and…

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OECS Moving Ahead on Green Principles and the SDGs

Interview with Dr.Didacus Jules, Director General, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) In an interview with ApaNa, Dr Jules provides his vision for sustainable development in the Caribbean and how the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is supporting its Member-States to incorporate the SDGs and green principles in its development agenda. For the past…

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Empowering Civil Society to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: CANARI

By Candice Ramikissoon, Technical Officer, CANARI ApaNa Magazine Issue 2 April 2020 Launch of the Caribbean Civil Society SDG Knowledge Hub Whether advocating for humanitarian issues, providing support to the marginalised, holding governments to account or preserving the natural environment, Caribbean civil society organisations (CSOs) play a vital role in sustainable development in the Caribbean…

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Corporate Volunteers Can Help Achieve the SDGs

COMPANIES, NONPROFITS AND VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP ATTAIN THE SDGS THROUGH VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMMES Recognising the value to the business and community, companies are increasingly promoting skills-based volunteering where their employees provide specialised skills and services that leverage job-related expertise, such as marketing, finance, information technology and human resources to nonprofit organisatons. However, volunteering programs are not…

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Benefits of Corporate Volunteering

Corporate volunteer programs have the potential to drive employee engagement to enhance employee satisfaction and morale thereby increasing productivity and profitability while delivering meaningful benefits to the community. Connecting volunteering to employee development remains an underutilized opportunity in the Caribbean. Companies do acknowledge that very few companies integrate experiential learning through volunteering as a route…

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Microsoft Boosts Caribbean Female Participation in Technology in the Caribbean

ASPIRE ARTEMIS PARTNERS WITH MICROSOFT TO SUPPORT YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS IN STEM – First ‘Regional Digital Transformation, STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Mathematics) Education and Innovation Symposium was held in Saint Lucia on 10 -12 February 2020. More women are gaining prominence in law, business and medicine but still so few are pursuing…

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Old is Now Vintage: Secondhand Industry Is Taking Off

THRIFTING IS ON THE RISE CREATING VALUE AND PROFIT WHILE PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT. You may possess clothes that you do not wear or want because they are no longer your size or style but they still hold value. Why not participate in thrift schemes and programs that end over-consumption while protecting the planet? Cultural Shift…

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Forces of Responsible Consumption and Production -SDG 12

SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT ACTIVELY ENGAGING all stakeholders Consumption and production are interlinked. Consumption is the end of all productive activity. Producers make goods in order to satisfy consumption wants and the needs of people. This determines the level of income and employment in the economy. Consequently, it is…

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Responsible Consumption and Production in the Beverage Industry

Anheuser-Busch InBev South Africa Anheuser-Busch InBev, an international brewery group which produces popular beers such as Corona, Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light, believes that businesses that sell their products and services locally are well-connected to the community and well-placed to develop sustainable business models that keep money circulating within the country. “If the community…

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10 CARICOM Countries Will Not Achieve 70% of SDGs by 2030s

Here is a snapshot of the progress that Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St.Kitts and Nevis, St.Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and, Trinidad and Tobago are making towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national level and as a region. This is based on data extracted from the SDG…

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