Jamilla Sealy is the Regional Chairperson of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and a 2017 Queen's Young Leader.
She is a keen advocate for climate change in her home country Barbados, across the Caribbean region and on the international stage.
In 2013, Jamilla joined CYEN and since then has raised awareness about climate change and environmental issues and spearheaded the organisation of national consultations for the youth sector and civil society. She has also coordinated the research portfolio for CYEN in Barbados.
Jamilla represents CYEN on the National Climate Change Steering Committee of Barbados and is working to mobilise citizens around the world to combat poverty, inequalities and climate change.
Jamilla has an Associate Degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management with Biology, from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She also has a Master’s of Science degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management with a Climate Change focus from the prestigious Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at UWI.