Honoree

n robinsonNelcia Robinson

Nelcia Robinson, woman's rights and youth activist, has for decades been involved in advocacy work across the Caribbean. Born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, she received her B.Sc. Degree in Human Services from Springfield College in the United States. She was a recipient of the Kellogg Fellowship in International Development. In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, she was an executive member of the National Youth Council, president of the National Council of Women, coordinator of Serving Housebound and Retired Elderly (SHARE), national facilitator for the Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development (CNIRD), president of the Association of Social Workers, and president of the National Association of Mass Education. She has been the coordinator of the Caribbean Association of Indigenous People since 1987, an executive member of the Caribbean Women's Association (CARIWA), an executive member of the Caribbean Council of and for the Blind, coordinator of the Caribbean Gender and Trade Network since 1999, and between 1996 and 2009 Nelcia was the coordinator for the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA). Her remarkable contribution has been recognised through several awards. These include a Humanitarian Award for Women of Great Esteem, the CNIRD Regional Award for Women, the NEMO Award for Women in Disaster Management, and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.