About the Institute

The Caribbean Institute for Sustainable Development (TCI) is a non-profit (501c3) organization* whose purpose is to strengthen communities by increasing and improving citizens’ involvement in all areas of community life, including cultural expression, economic development, public safety and governance.

TCI was created in October 2010 by an international group of senior Caribbean and American anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and development professionals living and working internationally. TCI is registered in Miami.

Based initially on our experiences in small vulnerable states, TCI associates have worked and shared ideas with colleagues in the USA, South Pacific and Africa.  Our approach links community level governance and environmental resilience to economic development, security, and community safety. We believe that the civic engagement of community members is the foundation of community security, economic development, and resilience.

TCI and its Board Members have led juvenile justice and youth assessments, conducted project evaluations, and facilitated major international policy collaboration to reduce crime, focusing especially on inter-island youth gangs and trafficking. TCI delivers its programs through local community based organizations, building institutional capacity and leadership.

TCI is currently researching a possible regional Technical Support Unit to support joint training and exchange programs between government and non-government security leaders working to reduce gang violence and regional crime in the Western Caribbean. At the same time, TCI is also helping women’s associations in Southern Haiti take steps toward financial sustainability and food sufficiency by  establishing their own membership-owned fruit tree nurseries.

Donations, suggestions, letters are welcome. All our management is volunteer. All donations are tax deductible and spent 100% on program costs. Click here if you wish to make a donation. 

TCI’s Certified Public Accountants provide our financial / accounting and CFO services. Our CPA is SJH CPA, LLC,  5825 Sunset Drive Suite 201,  S. Miami,  FL 33143.

*Public Charity Status 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).   EIN# 27-3710221