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CarIPI webinar ‘Inspiring Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs’ a resounding success

The webinar ‘Inspiring Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs’, organised by CarIPI, the Belize Intellectual Property Office and the WIPO Indigenous and Local Community Women Entrepreneurship Program, was a resounding success with a significant number of participants actively participating in the discussions. This online event was designed to enhance the capacity of indigenous women entrepreneurs in the CARIFORUM States, with a particular focus on fostering creativity, innovation and understanding of intellectual property (IP) in business.

At the heart of indigenous cultures are traditional knowledge and cultural expressions, encompassing a rich array of intangible assets ranging from traditional medicine and environmental wisdom to art, music, and symbols. These invaluable assets, deeply rooted in ancestral practices, form an integral part of cultural and spiritual identity, and are often the cornerstone of indigenous communities’ livelihoods.

Throughout the session, CarIPI provided participants with a basic understanding of how to build sustainable business models based on their traditional knowledge, cultural expressions and genetic resources, which serve as the basis for their products and services.

Experts shared information and resources for entrepreneurs to effectively use the IP system, both nationally and internationally, including in the digital economy.

Supporting and empowering indigenous women entrepreneurs in the CARIFORUM States is an investment in future generations.

All presentations and a recorded WIPO webinar session are available here:


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