Six community micro-enterprises from across the Caribbean will tell their stories in a series of podcasts developed by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) as part of today’s observance of World Oceans Day.
The podcasts are entitled “Blue-green enterprises: Caribbean journeys”
Featured on the recordings are:
CANARI said these local blue-green enterprises are critical to local economic development in coastal communities around the Caribbean.
More than 134 million people who live on or near the coast are supported by the Caribbean Sea’s ocean economy.
According to Dr Didacus Jules, Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission: “The sea is currently a subsistence resource for coastal villagers … these are the real people who are the human focus of our blue economy work … We want to help them move from subsistence to prosperity.”