Executive Profile

 

Carol-Anne Blenman

Managing Director & CEO

Carol-Anne M. Blenman is the Founder and Managing Director & CEO of Violeta Consulting Services.

She is a Barbadian National who has pursued a Master’s of Science degree in Climate Change and Development at the University of Sussex/Institute of Development Studies having received the International Chevening Scholarship Award for developing future global leaders from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom in 2015. Prior to this, she pursued a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics and Management at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. 

As an International Development Professional and sustainability enthusiast, she possesses over ten years of consulting, training and research experience in Developmental Economics. As a Consultant, she has worked on several research assignments commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Drainage (Government of Barbados), the University of the West Indies: Cave Hill Campus (Barbados), the United Nations System, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, the World Bank Group, DFID Caribbean and the Commonwealth Secretariat on issues related to the green economy, climate change, Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries, sustainability, climate finance, trade, environmental protection, disaster risk reduction, poverty reduction, urbanization, education, public and private sector development, social protection, labour and financial markets.

   

Whilst working with the Ministry of Environment & Drainage (Government of Barbados), she prepared a Trade and Environment Report entitled, ‘An Information Paper on WTO Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services and the Potential Impacts for Barbados’. More recently, she has worked for the University of the West Indies as a Research Assistant for the Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study; and prepared a Draft Gap Analysis of Barbados for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme. She has also worked on the United Nations Environment Programme - Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development: ILAC Indicators Project (Barbados), the Compete Caribbean Private Sector Development Strategies for the Eastern Caribbean States (RG-T1767), the Barbados National Report for the UNHABITAT III Project, the World Bank Group’s Strengthening Labour Market Monitoring and Performance in the Caribbean project (P144470), the DFID Caribbean’s Essential Data on the Development Status of the Caribbean project, the IDB’s Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Module for the Public Expenditure Review in Barbados and the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth Secretariat's Economic Development Report in similar capacities. 

Areas of profound interest include:

  • The United Nations Development Programme - Climate Promise

  • The United Nations Environment Programme - Green Economy

  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Platform

  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Study

  • The Climate and Development Knowledge Network

  • The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

  • The Institute of Development Studies

  • The Sussex Climate Change Network

  • The World Bank Group 

 

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