Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc.
At a 2015 Eastern Caribbean Litigation, Advocacy and Strategy meeting convened in Grenada, activists from organisations in the various islands called for the revamp or creation of a regional hub. Now identified as ECADE, this hub builds on the shoulders of the previous network, the Caribbean HIV AIDS Partnership (CHAP).
Formed in May 2003 through the Caribbean regional HIV/AIDS programme of the USAID funded International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The CHAP worked closely with the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+). Initially, MSM representatives from small islands in the Eastern Caribbean formed a peer network to support and develop HIV/AIDS work in the sub-region. This network was subsequently titled the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Partnership (CHAP).
The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc., will rationalize and revitalize regional organizing in the small island Caribbean. This strategy has been recognized as an effective means of organizing, given the size and similarity of the populations. ECADE builds on direct experiences and lessons learnt from previous efforts to develop a similar structure for advocacy in the region.
ECADE was registered in 2015,