REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING STRATEGY TO SUPPORT ORGANISATIONAL STRENGTHENING OF TARGET FISHERFOLK ORGANISATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN
he Developing Organisational Capacity for Ecosystem Stewardship and Livelihoods in Caribbean SmallScale Fisheries (StewardFish) project seeks to implement the 10-year Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+ SAP) within seven Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Member States by empowering fisherfolk throughout fisheries value-chains to engage in resource management, decision-making processes and sustainable livelihoods with strengthened institutional support at all levels. The seven countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. As one of five regional executing partner organisations, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is working in collaboration with the Caribbean ICT Research Programme of the University of the West Indies (UWI-CIRP), Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO), the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Secretariat (CRFM Sec.), the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of the University of the West-Indies (UWI-CERMES) and fisheries authorities (national executing partners) and fisherfolk leaders from the 7 project countries to execute the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/Global Environment Facility (FAO/GEF) funded StewardFish.