The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), in its capacity as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot, is managing a US$6.9 million grant fund to support civil society’s contribution to biodiversity conservation in eleven Caribbean islands for 2010-2015.
What is the fund?
CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. The goal of the CEPF is to support the work of civil society in developing and implementing conservation strategies, as well as in raising public awareness on the implications of loss of biodiversity. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.
List of projects in the Caribbean
CEPF Caribbean Mid-Term Evaluation
A mid-term evaluation of the CEPF Caribbean islands investment programme is required. This evaluation is being conducted by CANARI in collaboration with the CEPF Secretariat during the period May – September 2013. The objectives of the mid-term evaluation process, focused on both accountability and learning, are to:
Key documents and reports related to the CEPF Caribbean islands mid-term evaluation:
Tips for preparing a CEPF letter of inquiry
See what the CEPF Secretariat, the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) and the Regional Advisory Committee for CEPF (RACC) will be looking for when reviewing a CEPF letter of inquiry for both small and large grants.
Before submitting a letter of inquiry, applicants are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas and eligibility with the CANARI Regional Implementation Team who can be contacted at:
CEPF Safeguards Policies
CEPF appraises projects not only on their technical merit, but also on their environmental and social ramifications. Therefore, procedures for addressing environmental and social issues are included in the project cycle management process. A driving principle of CEPF is to prevent and mitigate any harm to people and thus to incorporate environmental and social concerns as an intrinsic part of project cycle management.
For more information, see Safeguards Policies section on the CEPF website.
To date, there are 9 safeguards documents for Caribbean projects. For more information, see here: