Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Trust for Sustainable Livelihoods

#23 McInroy Street


Trinidad and Tobago



Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


The Trust For Sustainable Livelihoods is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.


The mission of the Trust is to help people in the Caribbean better manage the natural resources on which their livelihoods depend.

Our Concerns

Increased concerns for alleviating poverty and natural resources degradation both locally and internationally have led to some rethinking of how these could best be addressed. Helping communities to adopt sustainable livelihoods offers a pragmatic approach. Communities can achieve sustainable livelihoods if their capacity is developed to meet their physical and social needs, while not significantly degrading the quantity or quality of natural resources on which they or others depend.

What do we offer ?

To address the causes of natural resources degradation in the Caribbean we shall promote sustainable management in the context of improved livelihoods for our communities, through engagement of key stakeholders. We shall develop policy, programmes and projects that build human capacity to better manage the resources on which their livelihoods depend.