"To date, my most outstanding accomplishment has been a national contribution to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Barbados. It was presented at a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in May 2023!"
RECOGNITION FOR EFFORTS
As an Development Economist, Carol-Anne Blenman has worked on several assignments of national regional and international significance with major donors and academic institutions. She has worked with the Ministry of Environment & Natural Beautification, Blue and Green Economy (Government of Barbados) where 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’. She has also 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 consulted on the United Nations Environment Programme - Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development (ILAC Indicators Project); the Compete Caribbean Private Sector Development Strategies for the Eastern Caribbean States (RG-T1767); the Barbados National Report for the UN HABITAT 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, the 2019 Edition: Commonwealth Secretariat's Economic Development Report and the UNDRR Mid-Term Review of the Sendai Framework for Barbados in similar capacities.