Leneka Rhoden is a Natural Scientist and Project Management Professional with over 7 years’ experience in the fields of Science, Energy, and Education/Training. She currently serves as Director of Energy Systems and Conservation for the Government of Jamaica, and is equipped with functionalities in Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Climate Strategic Management, Communications, Research, Grant Writing, and Business Development. Leneka has worked on multinational project teams during her time with organizations such as the Commonwealth Secretariat, the BroadHaven Management Consulting Firm, Global Warming Mitigation Project, Scientific Research Council and the University of the West Indies, Mona, and was able to secure up to $20 million USD for climate mitigation and adaptation projects. Leneka serves on a number of technical grant review application committees for International NGOs and private sector financing institutions where she assesses projects based on its feasibility, scalability and sustainability, and has managed the allocation of over $5 Million in climate project and business funding.
Leneka holds an Honors BSc. Degree in Marine Biology and International Relations and postgraduate training in Environmental Biology (Renewable Energy) at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI), and in Law and Policy from the University of Bradford (United Kingdom) with specializations in Global Changes, Climate Change, Energy, and Bioremediation. Additionally, Leneka holds Project Management certifications from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa), the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Strategic planning, Research, Grant writing.
Management, Policy analysis, Fundraising.