Port of Spain, September 8, 2020 – Eight small and microenterprises (SMEs) from the Bahamas Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were recently awarded microgrants by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) totalling US$13,500. This will support strengthening of these businesses for development of sustainable community livelihoods.
The microgrants 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 (ENV/2016/380-530). These microgrants 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.
Photo: AMCO seamoss harvesting. Photo by Ann Harvey.