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GIFT : About Us

Led by UWI-CERMES, GIFT comprises members participating either as individuals or as organisational representatives who share interests in gender in Caribbean SSF research and development. Roles and responsibilities of GIFT members are determined on a situational basis.

Project co-leaders:
•  Patrick McConney, UWI Cave Hill Campus (
•  Maria Pena CERMES, UWI Cave Hill Campus  (

GIFT members
•  Melanie Andrews, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
•  Katherine Blackman (as an individual)
•  Sanya Compton, CERMES, UWI
•  Janice Cumberbatch, CERMES, UWI
•  Sandra Grant, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat
•  Debra Joseph, Dept. Government, Sociology and Social Work, UWI Cave Hill Campus
•  Peter A. Murray, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat
•  Nadine Nembhard, Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO)
•  Vernel Nicholls, Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO)
•  Leisa Perch, Gender and Environment Expert (as an individual)
•  Terrence Phillips, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
•  Bertha Simmons (as an individual)

The initiative also has a growing list of Friends of GIFT who are individuals or institutions that have a general interest in promoting gender in Caribbean fisheries. Friends of GIFT receive communication on plans, activities and events. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of GIFT, please contact our co-leaders.

Friends of GIFT have affiliations with:
•  Antioch University, California, USA •  Lagos State University, Nigeria
•  Aruba National Park, Aruba •  Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany
•  Barbados Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados •  Markets Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados
•  Caribbean Fishery Management Council, Puerto Rico •  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
•  Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) •  Oregon State University, Oregon, USA
•  Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), Barbados
•  St. Georges University (SGU), Grenada
•  Cinvestav, Unidad Merida, Mexico •  The Nature Conservancy
•  CLME+ Project Coordination Unit •  Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia
•  Comunidad y Biodiversidad, México •  Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
•  Directorate of Gender Affairs, Antigua and Barbuda •  University of Brest, France
•  ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver BC, Canada •  University of Exeter, UK
•  Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) •  University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
•  Gender Affairs Division, St. Vincent and the Grenadines •  University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
•  Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) •  Veracruz University, Mexico
•  Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Nita Barrow Unit, UWI-Cave Hill Campus, Barbados •  World Wildlife Fund-Peru

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