PhD Candidate, International Development, SOAS, University of London

Keston is a Ph.D. candidate in International Development at SOAS, University of London. In April 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Advisory Panel for the 2016 Caribbean Human Development Report, by Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, Ms Jessica Faieta. In 2012 he served as Programme Coordinator of the Council for Competitiveness and Innovation (CCI) in the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, government of Trinidad and Tobago. In this role he pioneered the government's flagship project, idea to innovation, www.i2itt.com. Previously, he has completed short-term consultancy assignments for the several UN agencies, including UNAIDS, UNFPA, UN Women and UNIC. He holds a Master's degree (Distinction) from Newcastle University, UK, in innovation management and Bachelor's (First class honours) in communications and international relations from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, International Development, SOAS, University of London