Board Member for Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC), retired Programme Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Office
Paula Mohamed-Benjamin retired in 2014 from the post of Programme Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Office, where she served for over a decade. In prior posts, she served as Head of the UN Section in the Department of International Economic Cooperation (DIEC) in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President, Public Service Ministry (PSM), Government of Guyana.
Having also worked as Programme Manager of a USAID Population and Development Project, based in a regional non-profit NGO - the Caribbean Family Planning Association (CFPA) - Ms. Mohamed further developed her skills and experience in project management and coordination support of global, regional and national development initiatives. She also supported policy analysis and specific Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) programmes.
Over the years, her work facilitated the design, formulation and implementation of capacity building, public sector reform and inclusive governance projects. The delivery of assistance to civil society, youth and governance, democratic dialogue, consensus building as well as SIDS Governance Assessments projects supported diverse Caribbean populations and beneficiaries.
In retirement, Ms. Mohamed serves as a volunteer Board Member for Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC), the region's first indigenous Foundation for Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Based on her research interests, Ms. Mohamed’s future activities will support new streams of collaboration and partnership assistance. Ms. Mohamed’s vision includes the building of Caribbean Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise as viable development platforms in the Caribbean.