2003 Conference Videos: Naresh Singh
Saturday Opening Keynote
Dr. Naresh Singh is currently the Director General of Governance and Social Development Directorate at CIDA's Policy Branch. He was Principal Adviser, Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods, in the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP, New York (1996-2001), and Director of the Poverty and Empowerment Program (1993-1996) at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has worked in more than 40 countries at village and policy levels. Dr. Singh was Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute based in Castries, St-Lucia. In this capacity, he advised ministers and senior policy-makers on Environment and Development matters in 16 Caribbean countries.
A graduate of the University of Guyana, he holds an MSc. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi and a Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.