Melissa Sanon is a Haitian professional and social entrepreneur trained in Agribusiness for Export and Business Administration. She has over 8 years of specialized experience in community-based environmental restoration, agroforestry, development of value chain, project management and climate change resilience. She has worked on many environmental restoration initiatives in Haiti mainly the Haiti Timber Reintroduction Project which is credited for planting over 2.5 million trees in 65 communities in the Artibonite as well as the Haiti Takes Root, an initiative of JP/HRO that aims to strengthen capacity and coordination among diverse actors to manage Haiti’s natural resources and adapt to the impact of climate change. Ms Sanon currently acts as the Vice President of the Haitian Biodiversity Funds (FHB) and the relationship manager between J/P HRO and FHB. She is also the founder and co-owner of MeliT Organic Teas and Spices, a social enterprise working to develop a thriving value chain of herbs and spices and create economic opportunities for female farmers in Haiti.