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Atlantic Council’s Caribbean Initiative hosts Prime Minister Keith Rowley to officially launch programming

The Caribbean Initiative will sharpen focus on the region’s strategic importance as a key US partner and bring increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric challenges

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Vicki-Ann Assevero is the inaugural senior fellow for the Caribbean Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Vicki develops strategies and tests policy options by convening diplomats, policy-makers and experts in the US and the Caribbean to bring heightened awareness to the geo-political interactions in the region and their importance for security and prosperity. She plays a leading role in synthesizing a robust intellectual framework to guide coordinated advocacy and action on the critical issues facing the region in the broader hemispheric context. She  particularly emphasizes creating communities of practice.

Vicki is an international lawyer and social entrepreneur with longstanding expertise in sustainable development. A former partner at Holland Knight, she represented multinational energy companies, international organizations and many developing countries in their relations with IFIs and private investors. Early in her career she worked at U.S. Commerce Department and the OECD in Paris on issues related to information policy and privacy in electronic record-keeping. 

In 2012, she founded The Green Market Santa Cruz in Trinidad & Tobago as a practical experiment in community based sustainable development, concentrating on SDG 12: changing patterns of consumption and production. The Green Market was recognized in 2016 by the UNEP as an example of integrated sustainable development in practice.

Vicki  is  a Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University her alma mater. She received her JD from  Harvard Law School and an LLM from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.