Empowerment of Northern Fishing Communities through Sustainable Livelihoods for the Conservation of BBRRS – WHS
Empowerment of Northern Fishing Communities through Sustainable Livelihoods for the Conservation of BBRRS – WHS
The overall goal of this project is to empower northern fishing communities for economic and social transformation and reduce fishing pressures around the BBRRS-WHS. The primary objectives of this project are to empower three northern communities through the provision of alternative income generation opportunities and to increase the awareness of these communities on protecting the BBRRS. This will lead to reduced extractive pressures on the fisheries resources. The expected results are the following:

1.Seventy percent (70%) of community members increase their awareness on the importance of protecting the natural resources of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System-World Heritage Site;

2. Entrepreneurship and productivity capacities improved for thirty (30) community members;

3. Capitalization and Strengthening of three (3) Community Credit Enterprises (CCEs) by providing them with “seed” capital which will allow them to provide loans to their members; and

4. Legal Registration of the three (3) CCEs promoting greater security and transparency for all stakeholders involved.

5. Case study developed on best practices of the CCEs, including lessons learnt and recommendations.

This project fits two major goals of the larger COMPACT Programme: To expand the sustainable use of the resources of the BBRRS-WHS and to promote the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the resources of the BBRRS-WHS. This will benefit the BBRRS- WHS users by retaining their rich biodiversity.

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Project Snapshot

Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 45,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 16,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 30,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
BEST will be providing the capacity building support to the Community Credit Enterprises in Copper Bank, Chunox and Sarteneja.

Grantee Contact

Ms. Michelle Lindo
Phone: (501) 822-3043
Email: mblindo@yahoo.com


P.O. Box 35, Hummingbird Highway, Belmopan
Belmopan , Latin America & Caribbean ,



SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
(501) 822-2462


UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America