SUSTAINABLE GRENADINES INC.
SusGren is a trans-boundary Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to the conservation of the coastal and marine environment and sustainable livelihoods for the people in the Grenadine Islands between Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This is being approached through capacity building and increased awareness of the environment for non-governmental organizations and community groups and in part, by assisting the governments of both countries to achieve their goals associated with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), St. George’s Declaration and the Caribbean Challenge initiative. SusGren is based on the idea that in the Grenadines, civil society partners are the least able to participate in bringing about change that is equitable and lasting. They are also least able to access the benefits of development. SusGren therefore focuses on strengthening civil society so that it can better play its role.
The core activities of SusGren include: training workshops, small project support, attachments and exchanges, networking and awareness, linking activities of the two governments and external donors in the Grenadines by facilitating project development and implementation with the engagement of local groups.
Mission Statement – Our core purpose:
“SusGren is the hub of a network of civil society organizations in the Grenadines. Our mission is to empower the people of the Grenadines to make wise use of their natural resources through environmental education and stewardship-building, sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and strengthening of civil society organizations.”
We see the Grenadines as a place comprising sustainable livelihoods with equity for the people through good governance, optimal utilization and conservation of resources and enhancement of human capacity (empowerment) using participatory integrated sustainable development processes.
Vision Statement – Our future:
“The Grenadines is a place of abundant healthy natural resources managed by resilient interconnected island communities.”