Founder of the Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies, One Young World Ambassador
Firhaana Bulbulia founded the Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies- a community-based organization promoting the socio-economic and educational advancement of Muslim women and girls in 2010. She holds a Master of Arts from University College London in Education, Gender and International Development and is a trained special education teacher. Firhaana has spent the past 5 years working with the United Nations in varying capacities and is presently serving as a gender and communications consultant and Project Coordinator of U-Report Barbados. She is a Queen's Young Leader, Chevening Scholar and One Young World Ambassador. She is passionate about issues related to minority and women's rights, reparations and social justice. Her experience has led her to work with a number of local, regional and international organisations to advance progress on these issues.
For over a decade, Tamaisha Eytle has been the catalyst for development within the Caribbean, Canada and India. This mover and shaker is the epitome of Caribbean Citizen, having been born in Guyana, raised in Jamaica and she currently resides in Barbados with her husband, tiny human and dog. A graduate of the Mahindra United World College of India, York University and UWI Cavehill, this multipotentialite has been successful in managing global and regional programmes and funds. Most recently, as the Director of FutureBARBADOS, the Caribbean’s first premiere innovation think tank and incubator hybrid, Tamaisha designed its framework and led implementation, by leveraging the synergy of partners, people and passion/values for true national sustainable transformation.
Tamaisha's expanse of experience includes serving in an executive capacity at the United Nations Development Programme and the Inter American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture as well as the Executive Director of the Barbados Environmental Conservation Trust, Barbados' largest non-governmental environmental fundraiser. She has successfully amassed a wealth of expertise in corporate engagement and multi-sectoral partnerships.
With a diversity of skills in communications, logistics, resource mobilization and project management, Tamaisha has championed innovation in a myriad of areas spanning immigration policy, to civic tech and corporate governance with several notable global organizations.