The Deputy National Coordinator, Mr. Kimar Hinds attended the first Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum which was held in Bali, Indonesia from 6th-8th October. During the forum, discussions on the following areas were held and how they relate to and are important for AIS: 1) Climate Change 2) Blue economy 3) Marine pollution and […]
CYEN was invited by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office to attend the UN Day 2023 Anniversary Reception which was held at the Parliament of Barbados on October 24th. CYEN was represented by Deputy National Coordinator, Mr. Kimar Hinds along with other distinguished guests from the UN, Government, Civil Society and the private sector. The reception
From November 13th-15th, UNESCO held its 13th UNESCO Youth Forum under the theme “Social Impacts of Climate Change and the need to achieve an equitable climate transition.” CYEN member and National Coordinator in Barbados, Ms. Shannon Weekes participated in the forum amongst other CYEN members. The forum was an opportunity for 170+ youth delegates from
On November 1st, CYEN participated in the Caribbean Energy and Investment Summit. In attendance was Public Relations Officer, Ivanna Odle who was on a panel during the Barbados Sustainable Energy Youth Forum. Ms. Odle along with other panelists such as Mr.Adien Rogers (HDF Energy) and Dr. Nicholai Holder (UWI) discussed employment opportunities related to the
CYEN members, Ms. Faith Waithe and Mr. Dominique Bryan attended an IDB workshop on 13th December entitled, “Grievance Mechanisms of IDB Group.” During the workshop, the purpose of and how to use the grievance mechanisms were discussed, the criteria for submitting complaints were also discussed and a live demonstration of how to file a complaint
On Monday October 23rd 2023, CYEN participated in the regional GEF-funded project entitled ‘Preventing the Costs of Invasive Alien Species in Barbados and Countries of the OECS.’ This policy-development workshop was attended by the Administrative and Logistics Officer, Ms. Jahdae Parris. During the workshop, participants were placed into groups and were tasked with providing crucial
During the 2023 ICC season, the Caribbean Airline partnered with CYEN to host a series of beach cleanups. On October 14th, the Caribbean Airlines Team in Barbados cleaned Worthing Beach, Christ Church of 73.45kgs of marine debris.
On 26th October, National Coordinator in Barbados, Shannon Weekes participated in the Barbados Internet Governance Forum where she was on a panel. During the panel discussion, she talked about how CYEN used the internet to carry out activities as well as its mandates.
CYEN was invited to participate in a 2-day consultative workshop from 1st-2nd November 2023 on Early Warnings for All (EW4ALL). The workshop was attended by National Coordinator, Shannon Weekes. During the workshop, the different pillars of EW4ALL were thoroughly discussed highlighting the gaps in existing strategies for the EW4ALL pillars. CYEN was happy to be
From December 8th-11th, CYEN in Barbados held its annual planning retreat at Inch Marlow Christ Church. During the retreat, a SWOT analysis for the chapter was reviewed and discussed and used to identify targets and objectives for the Chapter. Additionally, strategies and activities for the upcoming year were discussed. This planning retreat also gave members