Our MissionOur overarching goal is to create a space in which dialogue-based problem solving and skills development supports better choices and better outcomes throughout the Caribbean.
Meet The Board
Meet our Director Emerita
Elizabeth SolomonHer Honour Elizabeth Solomon is a Judge of the Industrial Court. She is an experienced mediator who has practiced mediation in a wide variety of political, post-conflict and commercial context around the world. She is a member of the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago. As Trinidad and Tobago’s representative on the Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth Network, she is an enthusiastic advocate for greater inclusion of women in international mediation.
Elizabeth had a full career in journalism before joining the United Nations, thereafter spending the next 17 years as a conflict prevention and peacebuilding practitioner with the UN and OXFAM. Elizabeth’s work in post conflict countries has focused on supporting local efforts to build resilient democratic national institutions in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Somalia. Her work on human rights and development has been in Guyana, Brazil and India.
She spent five years in The Netherlands where she worked with academic institutions including The Institute for Social Studies in Den Haag and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights in Utrecht. She spent three years as a Senior Political Affairs officer in the Department of Political Affairs at UN headquarters in New York before taking up her post as Deputy Coordinator of the Good Offices in Cyprus where she was a member of the UN mediation team. Elizabeth was later posted as the Peace and Development Adviser to Sierra Leone to support the transition from Peace Keeping to the development mandate of the United Nations Country Team.
Elizabeth holds a degree in journalism and an LLB; at the Post Graduate level, she has qualifications in Human Rights and in International Relations. She is currently engaged in a Master’s programme on Leadership, Coaching and Mentorship.