Melanie Andrews, Technical Officer

melanie@canari.org

Before joining CANARI as a Technical Officer in February 2015, Melanie worked with the Institute for about 18 months as a junior consultant on various climate change and rural livelihood projects. With a background in coastal resources management and experience in conducting field research assessing rural livelihoods, Melanie has worked on a range of projects under CANARI’s Coastal and Marine Livelihoods and Governance Programme  as well as on research in other programme areas.

Melanie’s passion lies with understanding the needs of poor communities that depend on natural resources and thinking of ways that policy and development can improve the livelihoods of the poor. A quiet revolutionary at heart, she believes that a drastic change to the current global economic and development paradigms, starting with a move toward the Green Economy, is what can make the biggest difference in reducing global poverty. Melanie holds an MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados (Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies) and a BSc in Environmental Science (Summa Cum Laude), 2007, from Claflin University, USA.