The implementation of the Grenada National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) is through the Grenadian Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, and Disaster Management (MOCR) with support from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) which serves as the Technical Secretariat. The Permanent Secretary (Ag.) of the MOCR is the National Focal Point for this initiative.  The NEA processes and outputs are guided by three Assessment Co-Chairs who collectively, will coordinate the work of the NEA authors, provide technical input and review and ensure that civil society and government needs, perspectives and concerns are addressed. The National Focal Point, Co-Chairs, representatives from the Grenada Forestry and Fisheries Divisions, along with CANARI staff make up the National Management Committee for this initiative. The NEA National Platform is Grenada’s Sustainable Development Council, which is a key forum for stakeholder engagement on the project.

The drafting of each of the seven Assessment Report chapters will be led by two Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs) who together have the technical expertise and detailed understanding of the Grenadian context to produce a robust chapter of high academic quality and greatest utility to the Grenadian people.  The CLAs coordinate a team of Lead Authors (LAs), Contributing Authors (CAs) and Fellow (FEs) for each chapter. More information on author roles can be accessed here. The intended scope of the Assessment Report can be seen here. General information on the Grenada NEA is provided here.

Profiles of the implementation team and contributors can be accessed using the links below. CLAs were selected and assigned during July of 2020. Designation of LAs, CAs and FEs will be finalised shortly and this webpage will be updated accordingly. Other contributor roles will be finalised later in the NEA process.

Focal Point –  Permanent Secretary with responsibility for the Environment Division

Co-Chairs – Aria St. Louis, Sandra Ferguson and John Agard

Coordinating Lead Authors- See below listed by Assessment Report chapters:

  • Chapter 1. Setting the scene: Why a National Ecosystem Assessment and how will it contribute to better decision-making?  Kerry Mitchell and Johnathan Rosenberg
  • Chapter 2. What are the status, trends and threats to Grenada’s forest, coastal, marine, freshwater and agricultural ecosystems and ecosystem services?  Jody Daniel-Simon and Judith Gobin
  • Chapter 3. What is the current and projected value of coastal, marine, freshwater and agricultural ecosystem services for the Grenadian economy and human well-being? Martin Forde and Alexander Girvan
  • Chapter 4. How do Grenada’s ecosystems contribute to climate resilience (food and water security, disaster resilience, climate change adaptation/mitigation)?  Joyce Thomas Peters and Shobha Maharaj
  • Chapter 5. What is the value of the genetic resources across the different ecosystem types, in particular, the agricultural landscapes of Grenada? Reia Guppy and Aria St. Louis
  • Chapter 6. What opportunities exist to support, enhance and amplify the delivery of ecosystem services for the economic and social well-being of Grenadians? Aden Forteau and Howard Nelson
  • Chapter 7. Scenarios and pathways to a sustainable future.  Andre Joseph Witzig and Adrian Cashman

Technical Secretariat at CANARI – Natalie Boodram-Project Manager: [email protected], Alexander Girvan – Adjunct Senior Technical Officer: [email protected], Neema Ramlogan-Technical Officer: [email protected], Anastacia Lee Quay – Administrative Officer: [email protected]