Organization of American States Women’s Economic Empowerment – Diaspora Engagement Survey

Dear Diaspora Member,

We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits.

The Organization of American States (OAS) is pleased to introduce the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, which is being implemented in 6 Eastern Caribbean Countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). This project seeks to empower women to actively participate in and benefit from the digital economy and build sustainable livelihoods.

A key element of this initiative is to increase awareness and build relationships with diaspora organizations and women led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on the opportunities to contribute to the development of our home countries in meaningful ways. We believe that by empowering and uplifting local women entrepreneurs, we can make a significant impact on the economic growth and development of our beloved nations.

Today, we would like to invite you to participate in a survey aimed at engaging our Eastern Caribbean diaspora community. Your input is valuable and will help us identify effective strategies and initiatives to provide the necessary support and resources for women-led businesses to thrive.

The survey below will only take a few minutes of your time to complete. Your responses will remain confidential. The accumulated data will be used solely for the purpose of empowering women entrepreneurs in your home country. By participating, you will be contributing to our joint efforts in shaping a brighter future for benefit of women entrepreneurs across the Eastern Caribbean.

We truly appreciate your support and involvement in this crucial endeavor. Together, we can create opportunities, empower women entrepreneurs, and drive positive change in our home countries.

Thank you for your time and valuable insights.

Warm regards,
OAS WEE Team

1. 
Which of the participating Eastern Caribbean Countries are you a diaspora of?

2. 
How important do you think it is to support local women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in your home country? (5 - Very Important 1 - Not Very Important)

3. 
What kind of support or resources do you think local women MSMEs need in order for their businesses to thrive and succeed?

4. 
How can the diaspora community collaborate with local women MSMEs to create mutually beneficial partnerships and opportunities for growth?

5. 
Which of the following options are you personally interested in pursuing to foster local economic and investment activities for women MSMEs in your home country?

6. 
Beyond the options above and more specifically, what kind of support or resources are you able to provide local women MSMEs to assist them to thrive and succeed in their businesses?

7. 
Are you aware of any initiatives or organizations that support and empower local women MSMEs? If yes, please share your knowledge and experiences. If no, what do you suggest to increase awareness and support for these businesses?

8. 
What is your perception about remittances?

Remittances are important to advancing lives and livelihoods of women back home

YesNo
Remittances are important to advancing lives and livelihoods of women back home
Remittances should be provided frequently
As a result of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, I am more aware of the important of remittances
I am involved in a women’s group or part of a women’s organization?
9. 
Which are your preferred media for receiving communication about Women MSMEs from this initiative?

10. 
If you agree to being contacted based on the support that you have indicated that you may be able to provide, please provide your First and Last Names.

11. 
If you are willing to be contacted specifically about engaging further with local women MSMEs, please provide your email address.

12. 
Where do you live? Please indicate country, city and state.