Elizabeth Riley has fifteen (15) years experience in the fields of disaster management, environmental management and teaching.
Since 2001, she has been attached to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and currently holds the post of Deputy Executive Director. At CDEMA she has overall responsibility for the technical programming of the Agency and guides the overall Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) process at the Agency. Prior to this, Ms. Riley has worked as an Environmental Officer with responsibility for the Sustainable Development Unit at the Ministry of Physical Development and Environment (formerly Ministry of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) in Barbados. She has also worked in the field of renewable energy and was attached to the Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies.
Ms. Riley has contributed to a number of technical environmental studies and policy papers during her tenure at the University of the West Indies and the Ministry of Physical Development and Environment and has written, presented and published technical papers in disaster management whilst attached to CDEMA.