Environment and development; biodiversity and ecosystem services. Master in Zoology and Environment and Development.
Keisha Garcia has worked for over 15 years on environment and development issues around the globe. She has been heavily involved in initiatives such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) where for example, she served as a Coordinating Lead Author on Governance for the recently-completed Americas Assessment; and she also contributed to the work of the Task Force on Policy Support Tools and Methodologies. She was also intimately involved with the Sub-global Assessment Network – a global network of assessment practitioners that is hosted by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
Keisha has also been involved in several leadership roles. She served as the President of The Cropper Foundation – a leading environmental NGO in Trinidad and Tobago; she was the Trinidad and Tobago National Manager for a UN-led project on Ecosystem Services; and at present, she is at the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, where she is part of an initiative entitled ‘Strengthening Trinidad and Tobago’s Human Rights Capacity through Innovative Legal Education Delivery’.
Keisha holds a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and two Masters of Philosophy in “Zoology: Environmental Toxicology” and “Environment and Development” – the latter at the University of Cambridge, England.