INMED Partnerships for Children is an international nonprofit humanitarian organization founded by Dr. Linda Pfeiffer in 1986. The organization was established out of a desire to provide children with necessary medicines and medical care. Over the last 30 years, however, INMED has adapted to changing global needs and has responded by expanding services in the field to address the growing needs of children in the developing and underdeveloped world. INMED Caribbean was established to address the needs of food security, economic development, health, safety and education in Caribbean nations.
The effects of global climate change have been particularly devastating to Caribbean nations, which have been battered by storms, flooding, droughts and wildfires that have disrupted food security and caused significant economic impacts. INMED has worked in Jamaica since 2002, focusing on improving the health, education, safety and opportunities of the nation’s most vulnerable people through climate-smart agriculture and climate change adaptation, skills development and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods and self-reliance.
Our team at INMED Caribbean, officially incorporated as an NGO in Jamaica in 2010, is partnering with multilateral investment banks, universities, the private sector and the Government of Jamaica to provide technical and business training, access to financing, links to markets and other skills to help small-scale farmers, women and youth implement commercial and noncommercial aquaponics systems to improve food security, income-generating opportunities and climate change adaptation.