Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean are among the most highly vulnerable countries to climate change hazards which include sea level rise, hurricanes, flooding, droughts, changing rainfall patterns, increased temperatures, and coastal erosion. Investing in Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is critical for the Caribbean owing to the region’s heightened … [Read more...] about 3 keys to Increase Nature-Based Solutions in Caribbean Construction Industry
Dev is a social infrastructure consultant with IDB’s Infrastructure and Energy Sector (INE) since 2022. As a member of the Social Infrastructure Group (GIS), he has worked in supporting the preparation and implementation of the social sector infrastructure programmes in several Caribbean countries in the region, such as Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Guyana. He has more than 18 years of experience in developing and deploying sustainable infrastructure programs throughout all stages of the project cycle with various development partners and donors. His previous engagements include more than 6 years with UNDP in Timor-Leste; UNDP in Djibouti on GCF project preparation; over 6 years with the NAO Task Force in the Ministry of Finance (Guyana) overseeing the European Union Funded EDF portfolio on coastal/sea defenses, housing development, energy, water and roads among other major projects; PAHO/WHO and with SIMAP Agency (an IDB funded programme) involved in designing and deploying sustainable infrastructure to rural communities in Guyana. Dev holds a Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of the West Indies and Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Guyana. He also pursued graduate studies in Climate Change and Development at SOAS, University of London and is a member of PMI and holds the PMP credential.