Nicola Bird has worked in strengthening communities to enhance resiliency for nearly 20-years. Her accomplishments include developing, managing, contributing, and procuring projects funded by international donor agencies. She has worked with public-sector institutions, NGOs, academia, and civil society groups in Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean region.
Her areas of expertise include collaborative social accountability mechanisms, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable livelihoods, and community capacity building. Nicola is also a proficient trainer and educator. She has spearheaded projects funded by organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP, European Union, Equality Fund, Governments of Canada, UN Women, Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, and Australia. Gender mainstreaming underpins many of the projects that Nicola develops and implements.
Nicola received a PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada and completed additional trainings in areas of such as collaborative social accountability and climate change mitigation.