For yet another year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) working with the office of the Presidency of Trinidad and Tobago, hosted the Pr.A.I.S.E for the public sector 2021. This was the fourth iteration of this prestigious award as it continues to grow in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea is to recognize innovation and service excellence in public sector organizations and … [Read more...] about Pr.A.I.S.E for the Public Sector Shines in Trinidad and Tobago
It is not often that one comes across an industry that constantly self-introspects for growth; that recognizing that it is evolving, seeks to have a clear vision of where it is going. The growth of a sector, in most cases, is seen to be the responsibility of governments. But in reality, it depends on the ecosystem in which it operates. Interesting results are obtained when a … [Read more...] about How can a human-centered approach support an industry upgrade?
When aiming to bring government into the internet age, the first question to ask is no longer why, nor what - but who. We know our governments need digital transformation, and that they needed it yesterday. They need to do more with less, deliver services faster, more equitably and in a personalized way, and in a way that prevents corruption. By now, we’re also familiar with … [Read more...] about To bring governments into the digital age, start with the people who will make it happen
In this blog, guest contributor and medical doctor, David Walcott explores issues surrounding Covid-19 vaccination in the Caribbean. Vaccination is one of humanity’s most powerful tools in the fight against disease and disability, and has been around since the 1800s when the first vaccine was developed, contributing to global eradication of smallpox. Since then, … [Read more...] about A Shot in Time Saves Nine: The Caribbean Must Get Vaccinated
The Bahamas is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. The country has been hit by 25 hurricanes over the past 25 years and between 1963 and 2019, the 14 most devastating hurricanes affected over 29,600 people. Due to climate change, the average strength and frequency of tropical cyclones will likely increase as water temperature in the North Atlantic and … [Read more...] about How satellites can help us understand the economic impacts of hurricanes