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Pelican Talks - June 2016, Lisa Cummins

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Lisa has served as a diplomat and as Executive Director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries. During her 10-year diplomatic career, she worked at the Headquarters of the Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade as well as in the Barbados Embassy in Washington D.C. She also served as Trade Adviser for the Commonwealth Secretariat to the Government of Uganda and the wider East African region, as Uganda’s lead technical adviser on trade in services. In that capacity, she was a member of the negotiating team for services in the East African Community trade talks with Europe and the EAC Common Market and has worked on projects in East and Southern Africa for several development partners including the World Bank, UNCTAD, the European Union and Trade Mark East Africa. She also serves on multiple boards regionally and internationally, in Barbados and across the region. Ms Cummins is the current Chairman of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee and President Elect of the Rotary Club of Barbados. Pelican Talks is a new IAD initiative for UWI grads to promote interactive and positive discussion about a variety of topics. We will be inviting alumni across the Caribbean region and the world. to participate and look forward to these conversations promoting novel and enriching exchanges.