CARISCIENCE is a network of R&D and Postgraduate Programmes in the Basic Sciences in the Caribbean supported by UNESCO. It was officially launched at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica on June 1, 1999 by the then Vice-Chancellor, The Honorable Rex Nettleford. It is a non-governmentsl organization administered by researchers for researchers and involves scientists in Barbados, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Membership is open to any established Research Centre or Unit in the Caribbean.

In our sixteen years of existence, with very limited funding, CARISCIENCE have established an impressive track record mounting over 75 Conferences/Workshops/Symposia/Summer Schools and funding research, academic visits and training woorkshops.

We have through the years partnered with a number of organizations including UNESCO, the Organization of the American States (OAS), the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), The International Science Council (ICSU), Inter American Development Bank (IADB), the Inter Academy Panel (IAP), Abdus Salam international Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), The University of the West Indies (UWI), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), TWAS Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (TWAS-ROLAC), The Royal Society, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), German Technical Cooperation, Regional Governments and a number of private sector companies such as Caribbean Money Market Brokers Limited (CMMB), Neal and Massy, PETROTRIN, National Gas Company (NGC), Phoenix Park Gas Processor Limited, Atlantic LNG, BP Trinidad and Tobago, Lake Asphalt, Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), Trinidad and Tobago Pertroleum Marketing Company Limited, CARIB Brewery Ltd, Kee-Chanona, Trinity Paints, First Caribbean International Bank, General Contractors, CIVSTRUCT Associated, Adams Projects Managements and Construction Limited.