Marcia Brandon

Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (CoESL) works virtually and physically in Barbados and throughout the region, with Approved Preferred Partners (APP), focused on social and economic development for youth, females and males. CoESL helps entrepreneurs and people to become entrepreneurial, resilient citizens, whether through starting and growing their businesses or as more engaged/productive citizens. At the foundation of the the Centre’s complementary capitalism model is entrepreneurship ecosystems.All programmes/services offered by the organization have been developed by Caribbean people for Caribbean people. The organization is a force for good, focused on creativity and innovation mainstreamed through all the programmes and services they provide. The CoESL helps to inculcate the “leaving no one behind” model. We focus on Developing People, Preserving the Planet, Maintaining Peace and Building durable Partnerships, (4P’s), in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Working with selected implementing partners, regionally and globally, who are approved by the Centre’s governance team, based on Credibility, Competence, Connections and Confidence, CoESL, is tackling the root causes of poverty, climate change, inequality and injustice. This force for good and partners are focused on infecting the world, by equipping people with skills, technological know-how, broad based knowledge, value-added connections, attitudes and behaviours to catapult them into decent, sustainable jobs.