Caribbean Policy Development Centre, Project Consultant-Capacity Building
Karen Philip is a regional development consultant who is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds both a BSc. Social Work (Special) and a Masters in Gender and Development Studies.
From 2004, she has worked both in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. Among the positions she held is a team member at the Caribbean Policy Development Centre since 2015. In this portfolio, she manages regional projects which work with vulnerable groups, capacity building and governance for non-governmental organisations.
Ms Philip has the responsibility of building the institutional, operational and technical capacity of Caribbean NGOs. Ms. Philip was a key player in developing and executing the On the Front Line: Violence Against Women study, the NGO Professional Management Certificate Course and NGO Leadership Training Workshops.
Ms. Philip is also responsible for designing the gender portfolio for CPDC, ensuring gender mainstreaming. Ms. Philip has worked with several donors such as the European Union, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Women and the United States Agency for International Development.