Omar Mohammed

Omar is the Chief Executive Officer of The Cropper Foundation (TCF), an award-winning Trinidad & Tobago non-profit organisation advancing sustainable development in the Caribbean for over 20 years. At TCF, he leads work across multiple sustainability-focused interventions that include data science and technology for sustainability, natural capital accounting and economics, and civil society governance and strengthening.

Prior to this, he has led national and regional efforts at enhancing sustainability and diversity in education through work that includes coordinating UNESCO’s Schools Programme in Trinidad and Tobago. Here, he oversaw projects that included bullying and school violence and UNESCO’s global climate change education agenda. He was also integral to the curriculum development for countering extremism in the Americas and implementing national whole-school approaches to mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals.

In an earlier stint at TCF, he served as their programme officer in education for sustainability and coordinated the 1st Latin American and Caribbean Hub of the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre’s Sub-Global Ecosystem Assessment Network. In this role he also supported the Caribbean’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development agenda with UNESCO.

He has also worked in development management as a consultant and trainer with various United Nations agencies, the University of the West Indies (UWI, and other civil society organisations. He currently serves as a director of one of the Caribbean’s most influential LGBTQ+ non-profits, CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice and has previously held other roles including being a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Education and Communication, and currently serves on a variety of other development-focused committees and initiatives.

Omar has a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s in Business Administration and Innovation and a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies. He is also a 2023-2024 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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