• Members of the recently established Small and Micro Enterprise Action Learning Group
    CANARI has recruited 17 entrepreneurs and facilitators in support agencies to be members of a Caribbean Small and Micro Enterprise Action Learning Group (SME ALG) working towards the creation of a sustainable green enterprise sector (formal and informal) in the Caribbean

  • Participants at a Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) workshop in Barbados participating in a stakeholder identification and analysis exercise
    CANARI systematically conducts stakeholder analyses to inform all of its work. The Institute provides technical services to a wide range of stakeholders to assist in development and implementation of projects and programmes in the Caribbean.

  • Participants at a CANARI Mentor training workshop making their own participatory video as a tool for monitoring and evaluation during a training workshop in Grenada
    Participatory video (PV) is a process where stakeholders are involved in making their own video to tell their story in their own words. PV can be use for advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, exchange of ideas and building consensus and has proven to be particularly useful for marginalised stakeholders such as those in rural communities or groups such as the fisherfolk and rural women.

  • Natural resources based products on sale at a Community Expo in Trinidad
    CANARI is piloting methodologies for assisting rural community groups and individuals to develop small businesses based on the sustainable use of natural resources

  • President of Matelot’s Dorcas Women’s group tending plants in the group’s greenhouse which was established under a CANARI project to empower rural women entrepreneurs.
    As part of a UN Women funded project, CANARI worked with 14 women from rural communities to establish and develop small businesses and to build resilience to climate change to their natural-resource-based small enterprises

Latest News and Blogs

29 Jan 2015

CANARI Annual Report 2013-14

We are pleased to present the Annual Report of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) for the period July 2013-June 2014. This highlights the diversity of CANARI’s work to address critical sustainable development issues in the Caribbean islands.

26 Jan 2015

CANARI is a member of the International Research Forum (IRF2015 www.irf2015.org), a collaboration of 11 international research institutions providing critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising for a post 2015 development agenda. As part of this work, CANARI produced a briefing paper to help inform a coherent and coordinated Caribbean SIDS negotiating strategy for the continuing post-2015 negotiations and other related processes.

16 Jan 2015

10 ways that Small and Micro Enterprises can drive the Caribbean green econonmy

Small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean green economy factor in environmental and social costs and benefits in their economic models as part of the “triple bottom line approach”.

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Recent Publications

  • CANARI Technical Report 401

    Case study on the use of participatory three dimensional modeling to facilitate effective contribution of civil society in the Caribbean islands in planning for action on climate change

  • CANARI Policy Brief 17

    Strengthening Institutional Arrangements in Trinidad and Tobago to Facilitate Climate Change Adaptation Policy Formulation and Execution

  • CANARI Policy Brief 19

    Supporting Small and Micro Enterprises to be pathways to a Caribbean green economy

Recent Projects

2014-11-24 14.33.38-w600

Natural resource-based enterprises: Taking it to the market!

‘Taking it to the market’ is the fourth phase of the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I- funded project that is supporting the development of natural resource-based enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago. Both Brasso Seco Tourism Action Committee and the Brasso Seco Morne La Croix Farmers’ Association are working with an enterprise development expert to develop quality products and market them. The 12 month project ends in June 2015

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Institutional arrangements for climate change adaptation in T &T

The ecologies and economies of the small island developing states in the Caribbean region are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Effective and timely policy responses can lessen these impacts and build resilience.

As part of a Climate Change Development Network (CDKN) funded project, CANARI produced a policy brief looking at ways to strengthen institutional arrangements in Trinidad and Tobago to facilitate climate change adaptation policy formulation and execution.

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Caribbean strategic position on sustainable development in the context of the post-2015 agenda

CANARI is a member of the International Research Forum (IRF2015 www.irf2015.org), a collaboration of 11 international research institutions providing critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising for a post 2015 development agenda. As part of this work, CANARI produced a briefing paper to help inform a coherent and coordinated Caribbean SIDS negotiating strategy for the continuing post-2015 negotiations and other related processes.