Port of Spain

Shapers Profile:

Founding Curator & Community Member: 

Jennifer Raffoul

About me:

Jennifer is a development economist, social entrepreneur, and holistic health practitioner.
Jennifer worked as a trader for RBC Caribbean. Previously she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, assisting in developing the Trinidad and Tobago Country Strategy lending envelope of over USD$1 billion; and designing and executing local and regional IADB projects, ranging from private sector projects strengthening the export of cultural industries; to public sector projects on education, social safety net, procurement and environmental sustainability.
Jennifer is the Founder of MadeintheCaribbean.co, an e-commerce website to promote products made in the Caribbean, where the key feature is video stories of every entrepreneur to showcase their products, their energy, and their story. The business won the Public Choice Award in the World Bank InfoDev 2013 contest.
Jennifer completed an MSc in Economics for Development at Oxford University and a BAH in Applied Econometrics and Politics at Queen's University. She is also certified as a hatha yoga instructor, and in holistic nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, with a special focus on Ayurveda and auto-immune healing. She advises regional social entrepreneurs and is a Board Member for the T&T-based Horses Helping Humans organization which assists autistic and special-needs children. She is the Global Dignity Day Country Chair for T&T. She was one of 50 Shapers to attend the WEF Annual Meeting 2014 at Davos.

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