Anna Cadiz-Hadeed, Programmes Director

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Anna Cadiz-Hadeed, CANARI’s Programmes Director, has over 10 years’ experience in sustainable development and natural resource management, working throughout the Caribbean islands and for a short time in the Philippines. Anna began working with CANARI as a Senior Technical Officer in 2010 when she also managed CANARI’s Civil Society and Governance and Capacity Building programmes. She brings experience in civil society governance, organisational strengthening, capacity building, biodiversity conservation and participatory protected areas planning and management.

Anna has mentored non-governmental organisations and community groups and facilitated multi-stakeholder processes on a range of natural resource management issues. She also has extensive experience managing grant programmes to support civil society’s role in biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods in the Caribbean region.

With a people-centred approach to natural resource management, Anna believes in the value of building strategic and diverse partnerships to conserve nature and enhance livelihood benefits and wellbeing of Caribbean people. She is also passionate about exploring how development work can be more effective and equitable in post-disaster contexts in the Caribbean islands.

Anna has an MA in Development Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, 2007 – 2008; and a BA (Hons) in Environmental Management, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2001-2004