Join us for the digital launch of the One UN Caribbean website on Wednesday 12th October, 2016 at 1-2pm AST
About the Website
The One UN Caribbean website will serve as a hub for communication on development issues and initiatives in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean relating to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the soon to be implemented United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework
To learn more about this launch, click the link: http://caribbeanfutureforum.com/launch-of-the-un-caribbean-website/
Meet the Speakers:
Khadija is an Attorney-at-Law. Born and raised in the village of Balandra in Trinidad, Khadija pursued her legal education at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago) & Cave Hill (Barbados) campuses and later at the Hugh Wooding Law School. Khadija was the recipient of a National Scholarship (Languages) in 2008.
While studying at Cave Hill, Khadija was exposed to gender studies and feminist legal theory, through the Gender and the Law course taught by the eminent Professor Tracy Robinson. During law school, Khadija went on to volunteer with the non-governmental organisation ASPIRE (Advocates for Safe Parenthood, Improving Reproductive Equity). Through her experience there, she gained invaluable insight into the gender and SRHR advocacy landscape of Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2013 Khadija was selected as one of Women Deliver’s 100 Global Young Leaders. In addition to her work with WOMANTRA, Khadija is the founder of a mentorship programme for young women between the ages for 14 to 17 who live in and around the village of Matura and environs.
Having acquired professional experience in relevant fields such as NGO, government agencies and consulting. I am looking to engage in improving global sustainability with a focus on marine issues and Climate Change.
My professional development has allowed me to gain expertise in cutting-edge economic thinking, environmental mainstreaming, and modern communications tools. My role as a liaison to government officials, experts and community stakeholders has allowed me to develop extensive communication and presentation skills. I recently graduated top of Master’s degree in Environmental Economics which has equipped me with the knowledge to complete a variety of quantitative and qualitative assessments. Currently I’m working at the marine science policy interface at the diplomatic level with the Association of Caribbean States.
Rae-Ann Peart is the UN Regional Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) for the Caribbean and is currently based in Trinidad and Tobago. A national of Jamaica, Rae- Ann has spent over ten years working with the UN in the field of democratic governance and peacebuilding.
During this time, she worked in the Maldives and Bangladesh to support complex democratic processes and political transitions. She has provided advice in the post-conflict settings of Nepal and Papua New Guinea following protracted civil wars. She has also advised on the broader Asia and Pacific region from UN Headquarters in New York.
Rae-Ann began her UN Career working in the area of citizen security and governance with UNDP Jamaica.