Urban Design Studio for Energy Efficient Design & Management, UWI

The Urban Design Studio is a workshop that highlights the need for energy efficient design and management. One of the main outputs of the project entitled, Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in Built Environment Training and Research in the Caribbean (CarEnTrain), it is the third time it is being held and the first to be held outside of the Caribbean Urban Forum pre-conference activities. The main case studies are usually university and college campuses in the hope that change here can be reflected in the wider society.  This time however it is extended to the wider field of built environment professionals, students, academics and, urban and campus managers. The idea behind these workshops is to train in and highlight the need for reduced energy consumption and increased energy efficiency as a way to combat climate change and its impacts as well as to improve energy security in the Caribbean.


Date: 12th – 14th September, 2016
Venue: Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $750.00 TTD

As part of the workshop, there will be a Discussion Forum on 14th September, 2016.  Two sessions will be held:

  1. UWI/Campus Discussion Forum; 1:00PM-4:00PM
  2. Open Discussion Forum; 5:00PM – 7:00PM

For further details, please see the Urban Design Studio Agenda. To register or for further information, please contact Dr Perry Polar at Perry.Polar@sta.uwi.edu or call (868)662-2002 ext 83398.

UN-Habitat consultant vacancy in Antigua & Barbuda

UN-Habitat is seeking a consultant for Phase II of the Participatory Slum Upgrade Programme (PSUP) in Antigua and Barbuda. The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs and UN-Habitat, to effectively implement Phase II of PSUP in the country. The National Technical consultant will work in close collaboration with the Ministry and the PSUP Country Team towards realisation of the intended outputs for Phase II of PSUP.  Phase I has already been completed. It entailed Participatory Urban Profiling and produced the National Urban Profile as well as the Urban Profiles for the cities of St. John’s and All Saints.

The PSUP seeks to contribute to the MDGs, particularly to MDG 7, Target 10 and 11, “reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by 2015” and “achieving significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers until 2020”.

For further information and how to apply, please see the Terms of Reference.

Deadline: 7th August, 2016