On November 10th, 2020 it was announced that 32-year-old Barbadian Jamilla Sealy was appointed to the first-ever youth seat of the Global Water Partnership’s (GWP) Steering Committee. This permanent independent youth seat was recently created by GWP in an effort to create avenues for young people to have a role in water governance and management.
Ms. Sealy, an avid environmental youth advocate and educator, currently works as an Assistant Project Coordinator at the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification in the Biodiversity and Conservation Management Section. She was nominated by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), of which she was a volunteer for 7 years and held the post of Regional Chairperson for 4 years. Notably, Jamilla was also awarded the Queens Young Leader Award in 2017 for her work in the environment sector in Barbados.
Her official 3-year term begins on December 1st, 2020, where she will work together with other Steering Committee members to support the vision (a water-secure world) and mission (to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels) of GWP.
The Ministry wishes to congratulate Ms. Sealy on her latest achievement.
Please see the announcement here on the GWP-Caribbean page for more information.