Regional Civil Institutions

PANCAP's Regional Civil Society Organisations

The following Regional Civil Society Organisations are members of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP)


cbmpCaribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV and AIDS CBMP The leaders of the Caribbean broadcast media, gathered in Bridgetown on 10 May 2006, formed the CBMP.  It was inspired by the UN Secretary General's call to action under the Global Media AIDS Initiative, which aimed at acknowledging that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a threat to humankind and an urgent impediment to the future prospects and wellbeing of all our nations, undermining our efforts to build social capital and strong economic systems in our countries.

ccnapcCaribbean Coalition of National AIDS Programme Coordinators


The Caribbean Coalition of National AIDS Programme Coordinators (CCNAPC) is a non-profit peer-based organisation committed to improving the quality of National AIDS Programmes and Commissions and to supporting member Caribbean nations in reducing the spread and mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS in the region. The organisation strives to empower its members to develop and implement strong national, territorial and regional responses to HIV and AIDS by reinforcing member leadership and building programme management capacity, primarily through peer collaboration. This is achieved through advocacy and policy assesment and development; the strengthening of membership capacity; facilitation of technical assistance; collaboration among members and key regional and international stakeholders; and the development of regional and international alliances. Membership consists of 35 countries and territories throughout the Caribbean.


ccclogoinsideCaribbean Conference of Churches


The Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC)was founded in 1973 and is the recognised Regional Ecumenical Organisation (REO) of the Caribbean and one of the major development agencies at work in the Caribbean today. It currently comprises 34 member churches in 33 territories across the Dutch-, English-, French- and Spanish-speaking territories of the region.


CFPACaribbean Family Planning Association


The Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation Ltd. (CFPA) is the umbrella organization for the smaller Family Planning Associations (FPA’s) in the region.  These are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, St Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the US and UK Virgin Islands.
The larger countries of the Caribbean, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname are associate members of the CFPA.
The CFPA has two major roles. Firstly, the institutional role is to represent its 18 affiliates at the regional and international councils of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Secondly it provides a forum for affiliates and associate members to discuss the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) problems facing the region and the opportunity for formulating solutions.  The CFPA also plays a vital role in strengthening the capacity of its FPAs to meet the challenges of the region.
Funding for their education /Information campaigns have come from the IPPF, the European Union, CIDA, USAID, UNFPA and Population Concern

CFPA’s campaigns have largely focused, and continue to focus on family planning, teenage pregnancy, sex education in schools, cervical and prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS
Many of CFPA’s affiliates have a Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM) - groups of young men and women who function like a junior arm of the FPA, are trained by the FPA in SRH issues and carry out outreach work among youth on behalf of the FPA.

Contact Details: the CFPA is located at Sir Sydney Walling & Sir George Walter Highways, St. Johns, Antigua, WI.
The mailing address is : PO Box 3386, St. Johns, Antigua, WI, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Caribbean Publishers Network


The Caribbean Publishers Network (CAPNET) is a pan-Caribbean, non-profit network of publishers created to supporting and promoting indigenous publishing throughout the region. CAPNET recognises publishing as a cultural enterprise and aims to contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development of the Caribbean.


 person 20070302083538Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS


The Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+) was established on 28 September 1996. It is the only civil society organisation of regional scope managed by and working directly with the community of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the Caribbean. CRN+ takes pride in its role as the authentic voice of PLWHA. To this end, it continues to work to ensure that the needs of PLWHA, based on priorities identified by PLWHA, take precedence in all regional and national HIV/AIDS interventions. This work has been complemented and supported by a number of regional and local partners who endorse CRN+'s initiatives as articulated in its Strategic Plan.


cvc2 Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition


Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) is a coalition of community leaders and non-governmental agencies providing services directly to, and on behalf of Caribbean populations which are especially vulnerable to HIV infection or often forgotten in programmes relating to access to treatment and healthcare.

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coin Centro De Orientacion Investigacion Integral


The Centro de Orientacion Investigacion Integral (COIN) is a private social interest organisation, created on 28 November 1988, It obtained the benefit of legal incorporation by Decree No. 63-89 issued by the Executive on 20 February 1989. Its goal is to provide education and prevention on sexual and reproductive health and HIV and AIDS to vulnerable groups including sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), workers in industry, youth in difficult circumstances, migrant women and men, and domestic workers, and subsequently integrate other programme areas related to the needs of target groups such as gender, self-esteem, sexuality, sexual health and reproductive rights, human rights and self-organisation.

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Caribbean HIV&AIDS Alliance


The Caribbean HIV&AIDS Alliance (CHAA) is the largest regional non-governmental organisation working specifically with key populations; including men who have sex with men, sex workers and people living with HIV;  to  mobilise  them in carrying  out  HIV  prevention  and  education activities, counselling and testing and promoting access to care and support. The portfolio of the CHAA consists of five main elements including: Prevention; Promoting and facilitating access to health services; Care, support and empowerment of PLHIV; Peer support; and Acceleration of the private sector response to HIV and AIDS.CHAA’s mission is to facilitate effective and collective community action to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean.


jlsJamaica AIDS Support for Life


Jamaica AIDS Support For Life began unofficially in November 1991 as a result of a group of men coming to the aid of a friend dying with AIDS-related complications. In June 1992, funding was received through USAID and Jamaica AIDS Support became a reality. 1992 also saw the opening of the 12 bed JASL Hospice "Life", the first hospice in Jamaica and one of three in the Caribbean, which served well over 300 people before it was forced to close in September 2000 due to lack of sustainable funding.


 Pan-Caribbean Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS


The Pan-Caribbean Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (PCBC) was established in October 2005 at the first Pan-Caribbean Executive Forum on HIV and AIDS, held in Trinidad and Tobago under the chairmanship of Sir George Alleyne. The coalition was formed to fill gaps in national AIDS programmes across the region.


Supportive Improved Life Center


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West Indies Cricket Board


The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has two major aims:

- To establish and sustain West Indies cricket as the sporting symbol of the West Indies, and the West Indies team as the dominant team in international cricket.

- To develop and promote West Indies cricket for the benefit and enjoyment of the West Indian people, its clients and other stakeholders, by procuring a consistently high-quality, successful and international West Indian product.


Full List as of May 2012