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21/2/17, Caribbean warned to prepare for more severe storms »»
At an OECS climate change forum, environmentalists warn that frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions is likely to increase. OECS member states have been urged to prepare for more extreme weather conditions and natural disasters as a result of climate change. The warning came from Crispin d’Auvergne, Saint Lucia’s Chief Sustainable Development Officer, who … Continue reading
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21/2/17, Jamaican communities better able to address emergencies and climate change with Canadian support »»
Abacus for Communities and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) recently completed the projects in Jamaica which have helped communities across the island to reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. Jamaica’s largest environmental conservation area, Portland Bight, is now better equipped to deal with climate change with the completion of The … Continue reading
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20/2/17, CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016 »»
In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest beneficiaries of loans. Dr William Warren Smith, CDB president, made this announcement during the … Continue reading
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14/2/17, Vacancy – Programme Manager, Research and Resource Assessment, CRFM Secretariat »»
Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism / Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members to fill the position of PROGRAMME MANAGER – RESEARCH AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT in the CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FISHERIES MECHANISM (CRFM) SECRETARIAT. Full details of the position may be obtained at www.crfm.int or contact secretariat@crfm.int. Applications in English Language … Continue reading
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27/1/17, Save the Reefs: How to Preserve the Caribbean’s Underwater Landscape »»
As beautiful as the Caribbean is above water, an even more breathtaking and diverse landscape exists just below the surface, where an ecosystem of reefs boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling on the planet. The Caribbean accounts for around 7 percent of the world’s shallow coral reefs, home to dozens of types … Continue reading
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27/1/17, Latin America and the Caribbean could be first developing region to eradicate hunger »»
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States food security plan offers a clear pathway to zero hunger within ten years, FAO Director-General says. Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a food security plan developed by the CELAC bloc, … Continue reading
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26/1/17, Saint Lucia attends marine workshop »»
Press Release – Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are set … Continue reading
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25/1/17, CRFM and fisheries powerhouse, Norway, launch fact-finding mission »»
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management. Dr. Åge Høines, Senior Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Norway; … Continue reading
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20/1/17, Vacancy – Research Associate »»
Climate Analytics is seeking a Research Associate in the field of Ecological and Climate Economics to expand its science unit. The successful applicant will strengthen Climate Analytics’ Science Team through strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, working closely with research associates in Berlin, the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island States and (West-)Africa. The … Continue reading
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11/1/17, At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean »»
The guidelines will serve as a template for countries to create their own policies to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set of Voluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policies meant to help policy … Continue reading
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11/1/17, Study: Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the Caribbean »»
  A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching — the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems — on annual basis. The finding is … Continue reading
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10/1/17, Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017 »»
  Five civil society organisations (CSOs) in Trinidad and Tobago are starting 2017 ready to tackle climate change through raising awareness, advocating for strong policies and action, and implementing practical adaptation projects guided by assessments of what are the key vulnerabilities and priorities for resilience building. The five CSOs – Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad … Continue reading
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10/1/17, A crucial year for the Reform Process – CARICOM SG »»
The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers opened on 9 January 2017, at the CARICOM headquarters, Guyana, under the chairmanship of Guyana’s Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl Greenidge. In his remarks to the Official Opening, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Amb. Irwin LaRocque told the gathering that 2017 was … Continue reading
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5/1/17, Questions and Answers to Procurement Activity – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations »»
Peruse the Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations Download: Q&A – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations Interested and eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ms. Allison Williams, Procurement Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Email: procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz, between the hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday … Continue reading
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2/12/16, Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) for the implementation of the project “Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP)” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payment under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological … Continue reading
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28/11/16, Bioenergy course modules available now! »»
We are pleased to announce the publication of a collection of renewable energy resources is now available on the Centre’s website under the Education tab Online Bioenergy Course. The resources, including reference books, modules, exams and exercises, were crafted and used in our inaugural BIOENERGY course. The comprehensive course was offered in Belize by the Centre … Continue reading
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28/11/16, SAVE THE DATE-Caribbean Urban Forum 2017 (CUF7)- [GREEN] Energy, Economy and Space-May 17th-19th, 2017 »»
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23/11/16, B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Partnership with GIZ and United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) project hosted Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, in Belize City on the 9th November, 2016. The presentation of the “Potential Study on Producible biogas and … Continue reading
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22/11/16, Eastern and Southern Caribbean Countries to benefit from a new US$25.6 million Climate Change Adaptation Program »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 22, 2016 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for International Development for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID)/ESC launched the Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) today, November 22, 2016, at the CCCCC’s headquarters in Belmopan, Belize. The CCAP, which will be implemented … Continue reading
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16/11/16, Hon. Omar Figueroa’s address in Marrakech urges, “COP22 must deliver.” »»
The following is a statement by Hon. Omar Figueroa, Belize's Minister of State, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 12th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto … Continue reading
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11/11/16, Day 3 – COP 22 »»
On Wednesday, 9 November, delegates reflected on Trump’s US election victory and implications for the Paris Agreement and domestic US policy. The COP youth constituency expressed their frustration and outrage with the result.   On Wednesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened for its third day. In the morning, plenaries for the … Continue reading
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11/11/16, Day 2 – COP22 »»
Countries met in informal groups to discuss the details needed to operationalize the Paris Agreement. Earth Information Day took place on Tuesday. The aim is to link the work of the science community with the implementation of the Paris Agreement. On Tuesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened. In the morning, the … Continue reading
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8/11/16, UN Climate Change Conference Opens with Calls for Implementation and Amplification of Paris Agreement »»
The Marrakech Climate Change Conference commenced three days after the Paris Agreement entered into force. In a press conference preceding its opening, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said that dialogue and decisions in Marrakech have “immense potential” to “accelerate and amplify” the response to the climate challenge outlined in the Paris Agreement. Espinosa encouraged public and private … Continue reading
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8/11/16, The World Bank Group Boosts Global Climate Ambition »»
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Since the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21 in December 2015, the world has seen increased ambition on climate change. Almost every country in the world has now set national climate targets, and the Agreement has gone into force much earlier than expected. However, global climate action is still not happening at the … Continue reading
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4/11/16, 22nd COP of the UNFCCC & the Entry into force of the Paris Agreement »»
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco. COP22 will build on last year’s Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) and begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris … Continue reading
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3/11/16, Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy & Renewable Energy Fair »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Partnership with the GIZ, The Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is hosting Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, in Belize City on the 9th November, 2016. Event Highlight: Presentation of the “Potential … Continue reading
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1/11/16, CWWA, CIMH sign agreement to establish climate services partnership »»
The Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association (CWWA) has signed an agreement with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to establish a multi-sector partnership for climate services in the Caribbean. The agreement was signed at the CWWA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. The AGM formed part of the five-day conference that ended … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Wanted: “Clean, Green” Businesses For Start-Up With SBDC »»
The Small Business Development Center, a division of the Belize Trade and Investment Service, last year pioneered the “Startup Weekend” as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It was intended to provide a forum for budding entrepreneurs to get guidance and opportunities for presenting their planned businesses to an important audience. The SBDC is repeating the … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Commonwealth brainstorms climate change responses »»
The Commonwealth is bringing together global experts to thrash out new ideas for not just reducing climate change but actually reversing its effects by mimicking success stories in nature. At a two-day gathering on Friday and Saturday at the 52-country organisation’s headquarters in London, a diverse band of experts in fields such as biomimicry, carbon … Continue reading
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31/10/16, CDB engages regional water and waste management specialists in Trinidad »»
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently partnered with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), to host the largest gathering of water and waste-management specialists from across the Caribbean at the CWWA 2016 Conference and Exhibition. “Clean water is one of the key pillars of human development and its importance cannot be overstated. The use … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Green Climate Fund accredits CDB »»
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is now an accredited partner institution of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Through the accreditation, CDB now has better access to funding to support low-emission and climate-resilient programmes and projects in its borrowing member countries (BMCs). “As an accredited partner institution of the GCF, CDB has the opportunity to mobilise … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Climate change will impact Caribbean resources »»
Alberton Pacheco, Regional Coordinator for Ecosystems of the United Nations Environmental Programme, said yesterday climate change and climate variability strongly impact water resources in the Caribbean. He said the region suffers from a lot of droughts, which affects agriculture and when these droughts pass they are usually followed by periods of floods. “In the long run, … Continue reading
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13/10/16, A word from the Intern at CCCCC – Arundo Donax in Belize »»
Caribbean Climate features another exclusive contribution from Edon Daniels, a Masters Student from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, reading in Natural Resource and Environmental Management, specializing in Climate Change. This internship at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has offered me the opportunity to work on the Arundo donax Project (ADP). … Continue reading
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13/10/16, Grenada finalizes plan to prepare for climate change impacts »»
On October 11th, the Government of Grenada held its final consultation for developing a National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (NAP). Following 9 sector-specific consultations throughout this year, more than 50 stakeholders from various sectors gathered again to finalize the draft NAP. The NAP process was created by the United Nations as an opportunity for countries … Continue reading
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12/10/16, Launch of the One UN Caribbean Website! »»
Join us for the digital launch of the One UN Caribbean website on Wednesday 12th October, 2016 at 1-2pm AST About the Website The One UN Caribbean website will serve as a hub for communication on development issues and initiatives in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean relating to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the soon to be … Continue reading
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6/10/16, Heat in the Place – The Effect of Climate Change on Trinidad and Tobago »»
Caribbean Climate features another exclusive contribution from Nolana E. Lynch is an environmentalist, climate change scientist and philanthropist from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Miss Lynch was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development for her work in Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction and also the Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Award for her … Continue reading
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5/10/16, What Penalties Should Big Polluters Face?! »»
Caribbean Climate features another exclusive contribution from Nolana E. Lynch is an environmentalist, climate change scientist and philanthropist from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Miss Lynch was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development for her work in Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction and also the Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Award for her … Continue reading
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5/10/16, Funding available for climate change innovators »»
Climate change innovators in Jamaica and the wider region can access funding to develop their project through the World Bank’s Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC). These innovations include clean technologies in energy, water, agriculture, transport, among other areas, that are designed to mitigate the effects of and adapt to climate change. “There … Continue reading
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4/10/16, Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification »»
The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union today. With today’s European Parliament approval of the Paris Agreement ratification – in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal – the last hurdle … Continue reading
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3/10/16, IDB online course Agrimonitor: Agricultural Policy, Food Security and Climate Change »»
The Inter-American Development Bank is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Agrimonitor: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change. This free online course starts on October 25, 2016 and will lasts 5 weeks. In addition, there will be two informative sessions on Monday,  October 17th, 2016. TAGLINES … Continue reading
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3/10/16, St. Lucia Commits to Solar Power »»
PRESS RELEASE – The Government of Saint Lucia has a target of generating 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. This pristine island currently depends on dirty diesel generators for power, but has ambitious goals to revolutionize its economy with solar, wind, and geothermal energy. Solar represents the easiest attainable resource, and Saint … Continue reading
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3/10/16, Central American professionals learn about farmer citizen science for climate adaptation »»
In August and September 2016, agricultural professionals in three Central American countries, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, learned about an exciting methodology to involve farmers as citizen scientists. The methodology – called ‘tricot’ as an abbreviation from ‘triadic comparisons of technologies’ – has been designed by Bioversity International with the aim of reaching a large number … Continue reading
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3/10/16, Webinar: “Energy Demand, Generation and Resilience under a Changing Climate” »»
Invitation to a Webinar: “Energy Demand, Generation and Resilience under a Changing Climate” The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership would like to invite you to participate in our next webinar, hosted in collaboration with Hydro-Québec, the World Energy & Meteorology Council, and the Ouranos Consortium. Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Time Option 1: 07:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New … Continue reading
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3/10/16, Scholarships available for MSc in Carbon Finance »»
Applications are invited to join the MSc in Carbon Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School, for the academic year commencing in September 2017. Scholarships with approaching deadlines: Chevening Scholarships. Deadline: 8th November 2016. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. More information is available at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/international/other-funding/chevening Commonwealth Scholarships. Deadline: 15th … Continue reading
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3/10/16, Storm-struck St. Lucia’s PM says islands need more to tackle warming »»
Small Island [Developing] States (SIDS) need financial aid to assist in coping with extreme weather linked to climate change, St. Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said, as his Caribbean country recovers from flooding and landslides triggered by Hurricane Matthew. Matthew hit St Lucia with tropical storm strength winds on Wednesday, and has since intensified to become the … Continue reading
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28/9/16, Webinar invitation – Sustainable Maritime Development »»
The Caribbean Future Forum invites you to participate online in a webinar  “Sustainable Maritime Development” with Ms. Dwynette Eversley, Managing Director, Empowerment Dynamics Ltd, Mr. Colin Young, Regional Maritime Adviser, Caribbean and Ms. Vivian Rambarath-Parasram, Assistant Professor, University of Trinidad and Tobago Maritime Campus. Much of the Caribbean region is characterized by islands or archipelagos making … Continue reading
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22/9/16, Guyana emerging as a ‘green state’ »»
  Underscoring the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the president of Guyana highlighted that his country will continue to pursue a ‘green’ economy and will be a reliable and cooperative partner in international efforts to protect the earth’s environment. “[Guyana] realizes that the establishment of … Continue reading
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22/9/16, Caribbean countries to benefit from new global climate fund »»
Six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are seeking assistance for funding of climate related projects from the recently launched Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub. The agreement for the new Commonwealth initiative was signed by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth. The first countries to formally request assistance from the Commonwealth Climate … Continue reading
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14/9/16, Water Security in the Caribbean »»
Water security challenges in the Caribbean are unique to each country, however, common challenges have recently been identified. In the video above, Keith Nichols, the Project Development Specialist at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) speaks of the need for a strategic approach to develop the water sector, including the  challenges facing the region. … Continue reading
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14/9/16, CDEMA and IDEA International Awarded Silver Medal for Collaborative Project in Management for Development Results »»
 The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is the recipient of a Silver Medal award which is shared with the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration (IDEA International). The award was sponsored by the International Development Bank (IDB) and presented during the IX International Seminar of the Sub-National Governments Network (CoPLAC) held in Guadalajara, … Continue reading
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