Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

About The Programme

Our goal is to improve the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems to climate change and disasters by building the capacity of stakeholders, particularly those most vulnerable, to participate effectively in ecosystem management and develop appropriate responses to climate change.
Our main areas of work are:
  • Assessments and research on vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and related disasters
  • Community-based and ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  • Climate proofing natural resource-based enterprises for sustainable and resilient livelihoods
  • Organisational and technical capacity building of civil society organisations, communities and resource managers to effectively design and implement climate change projects
  • Participatory development of climate change and disaster policies and strategies at sectoral, national and regional levels to mainstream climate resilience

Past Projects

Amplifying local voices for a just and climate resilient COVID-19 recovery (OSF Climate Justice)

Enhancing Communications and Stakeholder Engagement for SargAdapt Project

Regional Implementation of Climate Change Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (VCAs) in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector (2017-2021)

Analysing Fisheries Value Chains to Enhance Climate  Resilience, Livelihoods and Food Security in Barbados,

Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis (2019-2020)

Climate Change Adaptation in the Fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat (2017-2020)

Development of a Climate Change Policy, Strategy and Implementation Plan for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2018-2019)

Building Climate-Resilient Rural Enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago (2016)

Climate ACTT: Action by Civil society in Trinidad and Tobago to build resilience to climate change (2015 – 2016)

Sensitisation workshop on sharing best practices to build resilience in the tourism and fisheries sectors in the OECS (2015)

Technical assistance with updating Montserrat’s National Climate Change Policy and Developing an Action Plan (2015)

Participatory three-dimensional modelling of watersheds for the project “Adaptation of Rural Economies and Natural Resources to Climate Change” (2015)

Participatory research to enhance climate change policy and institutions in the Caribbean: ARIA Caribbean toolkit pilot (2013-2014)

Using Participatory Three Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) For Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment In Tobago

Empowering rural women through improving livelihoods (2012-2014)

Community action to build climate change resilience in Trinidad and Tobago (2012)

Formulating a civil society agenda for climate change in Tobago (2012)

Developing a civil society agenda for climate change in Saint Lucia (2011)


CANARI Programme Manager

Ainka Granderson, Senior Technical Officer, [email protected]