When seated in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, sometimes we’re left scratching our heads at the receptionist’s choice of programming for the lone TV left to drone on the entire day. As a captive audience, patients have no choice but to watch the soap opera or other show that they normally wouldn’t tune in to. … [Read more...] about Reimagining the Waiting Room TV
I just wrapped up my third and last boot camp on PPPs (Public-Private Partnership) in Kingston, Jamaica last week. I was not alone; we did it together with more than 45 Caribbean public officials. The first was held in Barbados last September and the second was in Trinidad and Tobago last November. … [Read more...] about I survived boot camp / strengthened the PPP muscle
Photo by Kerneisha Beckles On June 24, 2015, CTT hosted its first Procurement Town Hall Meeting with executing agencies (EA); however, it took a different name, Procurement “Live”. The name was adapted from the Jamaican expression ‘Live and Direct’ which means face-to-face, personal and in real time. The term Live and Direct was used by former Prime Minister of Jamaica, … [Read more...] about CTT Hosts First Procurement Live Event
IDB Annual Civil Society in Honduras. Photo author Brodrick Watson To the uniformed eye, the Marriott hotel erected in New Kingston, Jamaica is just a newly minted addition to the city’s towering infrastructure. But as with most things, there is more than meets the eye. Marriott was constructed in part by funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). As part of this … [Read more...] about Social Innovation: The way forward for Civil Society Organizations
Photo Credit: Ian Allen, The Gleaner The international political response to climate change began more than 20 years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, where the “Rio Convention” included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out the framework for action aimed at stabilizing the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases … [Read more...] about Jamaica and COP21: Why does it matter?