Chamika Ward holds a BSc. in Economics with a double minor in Finance and International Relations and MSc. in International Relations from The University of the West Indies. She holds a Certificate of recognition of Caribbean Community (CSME) skills qualification as a Researcher and has ten years combined interest and experience in social sustainability. Her formal training is complemented by continuous professional development in global health.
Ms. Ward has garnered experience in policy and programme development, strategic planning, diplomacy and multi-disciplinary stakeholder engagement. As such, she has conducted stakeholder consultations and situational analyses to address key issues affecting vulnerable populations. She has also contributed to several socio-economic studies and country reports within the Caribbean Region.
As an allied health professional, Ms. Ward has collaborated on a PAHO/WHO project to comprehensively and objectively assess the health research ethics system in Trinidad and Tobago. She has also served on several Committees including the: Advisory Board of The National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre (HASC) as well as the HIV Multi-disciplinary Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services.
Working in the public sector for seven years, Ms. Ward continues to contribute to the implementation of national policy and currently works in the field of health and human rights.