Our Purpose

The Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Land Management (PISLM) consists of a series of commitments and action-oriented coalitions focused on deliverables, intended to translate political commitment into action. The PISLM serves as a mechanism to facilitate exchange of experiences and good land management practices between participating countries. Furthermore, the initiative serves as a mechanism for stimulating the replication of various approaches, tools and methodologies throughout the region.

PISLM was born out of a need to forge a strategic partnership in support of combating land degradation in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS), PISLM was formulated based on a decision made at the Caribbean Sub-Regional Workshop on Land Degradation held in Trinidad and Tobago in February 2004.

PISLM, led by the GM/UNCCD, and kick started during a Regional Workshop on Land Degradation held in Trinidad and Tobago in February 2004, is an expression of the translation of the aims of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) into tangible deliverables. Forged among a number of institutions, the Partnership Initiative has a number of partners including the UNEP, FAO, GM/UNCCD, UNCCD Secretariat, CARICOM Secretariat, UWI, Civil Society (including RIOD), GTZ and Caribbean SIDS.