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Managing Food Waste in the Caribbean
In 2017, Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that the Caribbean and Latin America waste a staggering 78 million tons of food annually, which totals 6 per cent of global food production, and Trinidad and Tobago is the most wasteful country in the region.

Although this statistic is daunting, to say the least, there has been work happening in this space that the webinar will shine a light on.
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Jordann Norbert
Sustainability Director @Norbert’s Educational Resource Development (NERD) Enterprises
Jordann Norbert, a Jamaican native holds a BSc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Technology, Jamaica and a MSc. in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management from Monroe College. For the past 8 years she has served as an educator in St. Lucia where she has also resided for the past 10 years. She is also the Sustainability Director of her organization Norbert’s Educational Resource Development (NERD) Enterprises. She has always had a passion for education and sustainable development specifically within the Hospitality and Tourism sector. Under this role she operates as a Sustainable Food and beverage/Hospitality trainer and engineer. She was awarded Island Innovation Ambassador 2022 for St. Lucia and has made it her mission to bring awareness to the importance of better management and prevention of food waste within the hotel food service and food and beverage industry overall through the launch of organization’s “Green Cuisine Initiative”.
Sian Cuffy Young
Waste Management Educator, Consultant and Social Entrepreneur @Siel Environmental
Sian Cuffy-Young has been involved in the environmental field for over fourteen years. She is no stranger to challenge as her experience stems from the waste and mining sectors – two fields many shy away from. She also has a wealth of experience in environmental management systems and education. She has received training in behaviour change through community-based social marketing with the University of Tennessee. She is a Colorado-certified environmental educator, speaker and principal consultant of Siel Environmental Services Limited. Her work involves working with schools through her waste education programme, with SMEs to the large corporate company to help them become more waste efficient, to communicate their environmental strategies and staff training and consulting and also has created an online learning platform for waste-related issues, for example composting and a short course in Waste management with UWI.