Dr. Donneil Cain, brings to the team a wealth of experience both in project development, research in the areas of cost-benefit analysis, and climate change, and is a trained and qualified economist. His contribution to the team will be largely in the areas of feasibility assessment and designing modalities for frameworks to actualise and realise the benefits under projects to be implemented, project development, engagement with the private sector, and, community consultations. Donneil has over 14 years research experience in the areas of applied econometrics, macroeconomics, international trade, climate change, environmental economics and sustainable development.
He is experienced in mobilising climate finance for resilience building and climate change mitigation actions from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) (including the GCF private sector facility) and a working knowledge of climate finance modalities such as the Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI), NAMA Facility, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Adaptation Fund (AF). He also has experience in engaging, coordinating and working with stakeholders including communities, senior government officials, private sector and partners/donors at national, regional and international levels. As the Senior Project Development Specialist at the CCCCC, Donneil is responsible for helping CARICOM member states identify and develop bankable projects for building climate resilience and mitigate climate change.
Donneil has spreaheaded several projects in this role including: (1) The development, as part of a team (lead developer), the recently approved US$45.2 million Green Climate Fund Project titled, ‘Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados), (2) Spearheading the development of several approved Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Projects, including project preparation funding, totalling over US$11 million; and, (3) supporting the development of an 11th European Development Fund Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) project valued at 12 million euros.
His background in economics and experiences in academia, central banking, statistical data management and analysis and project development training will be useful in executing capacity building activities, engaging with private sector actors and conducting statistical analysis on primary data collected. Donneil holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics and Statistics, and a Masters of Science degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amd completed Doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Donneil will act as the lead consultant in developing initiatives for Sustainable Development projects and designing Sustainable Financing mechanisms for Struxtured Holdings Limited.