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 US, Caribbean and Latin 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 Caribbean, USA, Latin America and Africa.  Our approach links governance and economic development to security, work force development and climate change. We believe that the civic engagement and inclusion are 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. TCI delivers its programs through local community based organizations, building institutional capacity and leadership. For instance, TCI designed a digital photographic records protection program, adopted in 2020 by the University of Florida and Haiti’s National Patrimony Protection Agency (ISPAN), to safeguard photo documentation of UNESCO’s preservation of the Laferière Citadel, the World Heritage site on Haiti’s north coast; developed an international policy dialogues program on inter-island gang crime between Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Florida; and led a post-hurricane fruit tree production program in Southern Haiti through women’s associations in Southern Haiti. TCI is designing a music training and exchange program between New Orleans, LA and Cap Haitien, Haiti and a community-based citizen security program for youth and women’s groups in high-crime communities across the region. 

We welcome and respond to suggestions. All our management is volunteer. 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