In an interview with ApaNa, Dr. Didacus Jules provides his vision for sustainable development in the Caribbean and how the OECS is supporting its Member-States to incorporate the SDGs and green principles in its development agenda...
Pump Street Chocolate contributes to a model that integrates values at the core of business practices. This model is based on sustainability, branding, paying a fair commodity price and giving back to the communities.
Kirk Elliott, photographer and sustainable tourism activist explains how he helped the Fond Gens Libre community at the base of St.lucia's UNESCO World Heritage site -The Pitons -develop a 'tourism product par excellence'. Fond Gens Libre (Valley of the Free People in English) is home to descendants of the island's freedom fighter or Maroons...
Interview with Susan Mahon, President, CORALL. An educator and environmentalist, Susan Mahon, is dedicated to saving the coral reefs of Barbados. She discusses how CORALL is helping to protect and restore the endangered coral reefs of Barbados.
‘Garden-in-a-sack’ has brought food security and extra cash to poor and vulnerable families in densely populated areas where land and space are limited. The ‘garden-in-the-sack’ concept is not a new one. We discuss the benefits of gardening in a sack or a bag and show you how to build your own.
ApaNa interviewed Nicole Leotaud to share some insights into CANARI’s role in promoting the Green-Blue Economy of the Caribbean, how the organisation works with regional partners and businesses to promote sustainable development in the region. Its work focuses on biodiversity and ecosystems, equity, and participatory governance and resilience.
Issue 3, August 2020
Corporate Caribbean's Response to COVID-19
In this third issue, we have focused on sustainability as we endeavour to survive and adapt to the ‘new normal’ that has come to define this COVID-19 era. To this end, we feature interviews and articles on ‘coral reefs in crisis’, tackling food insecurity, building business resilience and embracing technology which is disrupting the future of work. Our flagship section for this issue demonstrates how Caribbean businesses and philanthropists supported the fight against COVID-19 and we include some corporate donations to governments and communities in 10 Caribbean countries.
Issue 2, April 2020
Caribbean and the SDGs: State of Progress
The second issue of ApaNa magazine focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to which the Caribbean member-states committed in 2015 and their progress to attaining the SDG targets associated with those goals. We also cover one of the goals SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption and how SDGs are impacting businesses’ view of corporate social responsibility. We also look at volunteerism and the SDGs with included interviews and stories from people and organisations to gain some insight into what they are doing towards achieving the SDGs, their responsible business practices and community engagement. In light of the current global impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, we also discuss how philanthropy can support nonprofits in communities.
Issue 1, December 2019
Towards A Circular Economy: Beyond Recycling
The first issue of ApaNa magazine covers various major themes and trends to familiarize readers with key concepts that will be useful for future readings. We included interviews and stories from people and organisations to provide an overview of what is happening in protecting our environment, sustainable business, corporate philanthropy and good works in the Caribbean. The following issues will provide more in-depth reviews, expert insights, research and case studies pertaining to developments at the local, regional and international levels.