Denyse S. Dookie is a post-6th year student, and is from Trinidad and Tobago/the Caribbean. Denyse is interested in solutions to reduce local vulnerability and enhance resilience in the wake of natural disasters and climate change challenges within the region and other small island developing states. Her recent research has specifically focused on the potential role of encouraging disaster preparedness and climate information-sharing in the context of early action. She is also interested in the value of remotely sensed data in data-scarce regions, and improving the science-policy dialogue.
She holds an MA degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University, MA Development Studies/Economics of Development from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague, as well as a PG Diploma International Relations and B.Sc. Economics and Mathematics from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad and Tobago. She has worked as a research fellow with the Inter-American Development Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, most closely with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF/FOMIN), in addition to several research assistantships/internships relating to sustainable, socio-economic and environmental development at UNDP, UNDESA, The Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN, and with Caribbean development practitioners.