ECMMAN    Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network

Brief Description:
The ECMMAN project helped six Eastern Caribbean realize national and regional commitments to protect their nearshore and marine resources under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, among other environmental commitments and policies. Its goal is to build a network of marine managed areas (MMAs) throughout the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. The area of effectively managed MMAs and provides for improved livelihood opportunities. 19 successful project proposals were developed and implemented with a total of 23 beneficiaries, while another 2 other applicants received assistance in capacity building to assist them with project development. ECMMAN supported the establishment of National Conservation Trust Funds in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Grenada. The Trust Funds will develop local revenue streams as well as access regional endowment funds and funnel money to local organizations through small grants.

El proyecto ECMMAN ayudó a seis países del Caribe Oriental a realizar compromisos nacionales y regionales para proteger sus recursos marinos y costeros bajo la Iniciativa del Desafío del Caribe, entre otros compromisos y políticas ambientales. Su objetivo comsisitio en construir una red de áreas marinas gestionadas (MMA) en las islas de St. Kitts y Nevis, Antigua y Barbuda, Dominica, Santa Lucía, San Vicente y las Granadinas y Granada. El ámbito de las MMA gestionadas de forma eficaz y proporciona mejores oportunidades de medios de vida. Se desarrollaron e implementaron 19 propuestas de proyectos exitosas con un total de 23 beneficiarios, mientras que otros 2 solicitantes recibieron asistencia en la creación de capacidad para ayudarlos con el desarrollo del proyecto. ECMMAN apoyó el establecimiento de fondos fiduciarios nacionales para la conservación en Antigua y Barbuda, San Cristóbal y Nieves, San Vicente y las Granadinas, Santa Lucía y Granada. Los fondos fiduciarios desarrollarán fuentes de ingresos locales, así como también accederán a fondos de dotación regionales y canalizarán dinero a organizaciones locales a través de pequeñas subvenciones.
Lead Organization : TNC
Donor: The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
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Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 19/10/2020

Start Date: 2013
End Date: 2017
Official Project Document: ECMMAN-Project-Fact-Sheet-May-2014.pdf
Project Profile Manager: Sherry Constantine
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Partners: OECS, CaMPAM, SPAW-RAC, the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations
Grant (USD): $4,800,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Antigua and Barbuda  Dominica  Grenada  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Lucia  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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