Port of Spain, March 8, 2023 – Today, in recognition of International Women’s Day 2023 and its theme #EmbraceEquity, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has launched “EmPOWER Women-led Caribbean Green-blue Enterprises” — its first-ever crowdfunding campaign, globally. Funds raised from this six-week, virtual campaign will be used to support Caribbean women entrepreneurs by helping them scale up their nature-based businesses and drive local economic development in their communities while conserving biodiversity.

Nicole Leotaud, CANARI’s Executive Director emphasised that, “For the past 30 years CANARI has been working with powerful women across the Caribbean leading innovation and transformation in their communities and countries. We need to do more to scale up our support so that they can deliver real change on the ground for people, planet, and prosperity.”

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