During the pandemic, the IDB Country Office in Guyana embraced drone technology to advance project supervision, an innovative way of yielding greater value in project execution. “What date was that picture taken?” asks the contractor looking at an image of a road construction project in Georgetown, Guyana. “On May 4,” the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) … [Read more...] about A bird’s eye view on project execution in Guyana
This post is adapted from remarks given by Dr. Marielle Barrow at an IDB-hosted panel on Caribbean cultural industries at CARIFESTA 2017 in Barbados. When we produce art, the act of creative expression does not make our work part of the Creative or Cultural Industries. It is the sharing, dissemination, exhibition or publication of that work that renders it accessible and … [Read more...] about There is No Barrel: 10 Take Aways from Youth Talk, Carifesta XIII
Photo courtesy Mark Wenner. View of Rice husk intake into top of gasifier by Luis Miguel Aparicio and Mark Wenner Many agroprocessing activities require significant amounts of energy to produce the food and beverages we consume. In the case of rice milling, energy is needed to dry unhulled rice to an ideal moisture level of 14%, to separate the husk from the grain, to … [Read more...] about Biomass Gasification: An Option to Reduce Energy Costs in Rice Milling
by Guest blogger, Mariana Leyton Photo courtesy of Flickr by Jason Howle In follow up to our first posting of Apps for Development here are five additional apps that can improve our interactions with governments. These apps are tools for civil society and governments to share knowledge in an efficient and transparent way and encourage participation in our … [Read more...] about 5 More Apps for Development
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User, Jason Hise STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, essentially defines the preparation of students in the proficiency in these core units while placing emphasis on modelling real world problems and simulating solutions. Whether STEM initiatives are integrated into or stand apart from regular … [Read more...] about STEM: Where the Caribbean stands?