Port of Spain, March 6, 2020 – Nine civil society organisations (CSOs) from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago were recently awarded small grants by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) totalling US $80,000 to support practical action projects that demonstrate innovation and best practices to enhance coastal and marine biodiversity conservation, build resilience to climate change and natural hazards and support development of sustainable community livelihoods.

The small grants are a key component of the regional project, “Powering Innovations in Civil Society and Enterprises for Sustainability in the Caribbean (PISCES)” which is being funded by the European Union EuropeAid programme. These small grants were awarded under the Caribbean Sea Innovation Fund (CarSIF) facility established by CANARI in 2019 to address priority needs and actions in the Caribbean on marine and coastal resources governance and management.

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