Jamilla Sealy - Regional Chairperson
At 27 years old, Jamilla Sealy is the current Regional Chairperson of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN). She has always loved the outdoors and this has guided her in forging a path towards management of the environment.
Jamillia has an Associate Degree in Environmental Science and attended the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine where she attained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management with Biology. In 2012 Jamilla was accepted to pursue studies at the prestigious Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the Cave Hill Campus of UWI and received a Master’s of Science degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management with a Climate Change focus on graduation in 2014.
Since joining CYEN in 2013, Jamilla has become an avid advocate for climate change in her home country Barbados, as well as in the Caribbean region and on the international stage. She has specialised in educating youth and the general public about climate change and environmental issues in general. As a consequence Jamilla has spearheaded the organisation of national consultations for the youth sector and civil society. In addition, she has coordinated the research portfolio for CYEN in Barbados.
Jamilla represents CYEN on the National Climate Change Steering Committee of Barbados and has worked on the Action/2015 campaign which aims to mobilise citizens around the world to combat poverty, inequalities and climate change. Through this she has represented the Caribbean at the Action/2015 Assembly in Tunisia.
Beyond being a practicing educator for 4 years, Jamilla has been named as a regional contributor to the GEO-6 report and has been recognised as a Commonwealth Young Achiever. She aims to become a natural resources specialist in the near future and continuing enabling youth to address development issues.
Message from the Coordinator
Earth Day Reflections 2012