The Caribbean Tree Planting Project (CTPP), coordinated by the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance (CariPhilAlliance) and partners, was highlighted by former President Bill Clinton at the 5th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery held in Puerto Rico, February 17 - 18, 2020. The CTPP aims to mobilize philanthropy in planting of one (1) million trees across the Caribbean by June 2021 as well as to foster collaboration among organizations, especially diaspora and youth organizations, encouraging youth leadership. In addition to national philanthropic support across 16 Caribbean countries, so far, the CariPhilAlliance has garnered regional support from Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN), Trees that Feed, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Barbados, Caribbean Girls Hack, Media Institute of the Caribbean, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, Grace Kennedy Foundation, Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals (JIEP), the LASCO Chin Foundation, Sandals Foundation, among others.
Significantly, the CariPhilAlliance plans to collaborate with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, supported by Timberland and other sponsors, who were also recognized for their commitment to plant 25 million trees in Haiti over the next five years while expanding their social enterprise model to support an additional 12K smallholder farmers.
Both President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted over 500 leaders from across the Caribbean from government, business, and civil society where 28 new, specific, and measurable Commitments to Action were announced.
A Social Media Launch of the CTPP will take place on March 13, 2020 from 10 to 11am EST.
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