• 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

10 Apr 2015

Case study Regional policy harmonisation as a bridge between global and national policy arenas:

Regional policy harmonisation as a bridge between global and national policy arenas: The St. George’s Declaration on Principles for Environmental Sustainability in the Eastern Caribbean The St. George’s Declaration of Principles for Environmental Sustainability in the OECS (SGD) is an environmental policy framework adopted by the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States […]

10 Apr 2015

Case study Fulfilling the promise: Strengthening environmental diplomacy in the Caribbean

Fulfilling the promise: Strengthening environmental diplomacy in the Caribbean This paper examines the circumstances that catalysed and sustained the participation of the Caribbean in the international sustainable development process. The focus of the paper is on the period between 1962 – following the collapse of the Federation and the emergence of independent Caribbean states – and […]

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.

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Participatory three dimensional modelling of watersheds for the project “Adaptation of Rural Economies and Natural Resources to Climate Change”

Description of project: The Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion area has many diverse activities taking place- agriculture, forestry, fishing, diving, etc.  It is also the home of the Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve (SSMR).  Spatial planning is required to improve resilience to climate change and extreme events.  CANARI is facilitating engagement of key stakeholders in building a model […]

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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.