Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
Nicole Leotaud has 25 years of experience working in environmental governance and management across the Caribbean. She is currently Executive Director of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and has also held positions in other non-profit organisations as well as government, private sector and academia. A conservation biologist by training, she has worked in diverse areas related to: governance and management of forests, coastal and marine resources; green and blue economies; rural livelihoods; and climate change and natural disasters. She has developed, managed and executed projects on research, capacity building, and participatory policy development and planning. She also has expertise in civil society strengthening and participatory monitoring and evaluation. Nicole is also a highly experienced facilitator and has successfully facilitated many multi-stakeholder processes which range from engaging local community resource users to negotiators in global policy processes.