Mrs. Carr-Tobias is the Research Assistant and a Part-time Lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) Mona Campus Unit, University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in Jamaica.
She is a UWI graduate with a Masters of Arts degree in Cultural Studies and a BSc. in Gender and Development which provided specialist skills to mainstream gender in development policies and programmes. Her publications include articles on Gender, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management and on Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS.
She has also co-authored technical reports with Dr. Leith Dunn on gender mainstreaming in the food security and agricultural sectors and has represented the IGDS Mona Unit at conferences in Jamaica and Chile. Kimberly is part of the Institute’s team led by Dr. Dunn for the EKACDM Initiative project. This has involved the collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated from Caribbean stakeholders in nine countries across five sectors (including tourism) to develop two gender training manuals, two strategies and an implementation plan to integrate gender-sensitivity in Comprehensive Disaster Management.
Kimberly also supports the IGDS’ gender mainstreaming at the UWI Mona campus.