The objective of this three-year (3) European Commission-funded project is to enhance the capacity of Trinidad and Tobago’s civil society for governance of environmental transparency and accountability in the country’s extractive industries. More-specifically, the project will: Enhance civil society’s capacity to independently verify extractive-industry-reported environmental data; to foster public-private-civil society collaboration, with defined roles and mechanisms; and to ensure high levels of extractive-industry environmental accountability and compliance (to standards, legislation, licensing conditions, and rehabilitation requirements); and Enhance civil society’s partnership with Government agencies and extractive companies to ensure that related policy, procedure and legislation evolve with extractive-sector trends to environmental best practice.
The Action ‘Enhancing Civil Society Capacity for Governance of Environmental Transparency and Accountability in Trinidad and Tobago’s Extractive Industries’ is funded by the European Union. The contents of this webpage are the sole responsibility of the project implementers and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
Civil Society Governance – Capacity Building
Following a request for proposals, the Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean’s proposal was accepted and LBIC was awarded the training consultancy titled “Civil Society Governance” with the following mandate:
(a) To enhance governance mechanisms and structures within: the five civil society organizations that are identified as project co-applicants; and in at least (or a minimum of) seven (7) civil society organizations that are identified by the Project Steering Committee as fenceline to extractive-industry activity; and
(b) To enhance governance-related material capacities within: the five civil society organizations that are project co-applicants, and in at least seven civil society organizations that are identified by the Project Steering Committee as fenceline to extractive-industry activity.
Environmental Legislation and Transparency – Capacity Building
Following a request for proposals, Nuada Consulting’s proposal was accepted awarded the training consultancy titled “Environmental Legislation and Transparency” with the following mandate:
(a) Increase the capacity of at least 15-20 civil society organizations in the collection, reporting, and veracity-assessment of State – and company – derived environmental data;
(b) Increase the capacity of at least at least 15-20 civil society organizations in understanding environmental policy, legislation and enforcement, as well as in lobbying and advocacy related to extractive industry accountability;
(c) Increase the capacity of at least 15-20 civil society organizations to train other members of civil society on the monitoring of extractive-industry environmental non-compliance, and on environmental best practices in the extractive industries; and
(d) Increase the capacity of 15-20 civil society organizations to monitor the environmental impact of the extractive sector through the use of an environmental reporting online template
(e) Increase the capacity of 15-20 civil society organizations to contribute to a shadow report on the environmental information provided by the State and Extractive Companies through the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI)
Natural Resource Governance
Natural Capital, Data for Development, Civil Society Leadership