It was a great honor to have been accepted into the UNEP CEP’s Internship Programme, and as my first day began on Monday, January 14, 2013, I started the day with anticipation and excitement. My first day was primarily spent meeting staff, taking a tour of the office, and beginning to become familiar with the inner workings of the UNEP Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU).
My first month has come to an end. Things seem to be moving too fast which is a indication that I am certainly enjoying my time so far. Living arrangements with UNEP administrative staff member, Ms. Levy, has been quite comfortable and I have become increasingly familiar with the city of Kingston. Kingston is a much bigger city than I originally thought.
The month of March was primarily focused on assisting to prepare for UN World Water Day which was held on March 22nd at Devon House, in Kingston. Devon House is a National Heritage Site, owned by the Government of Jamaica and serves to promote the development of all aspects of Jamaican culture and expression. I felt it was the perfect site to host the event.