Judith Wedderburn is the Director of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean. She has been a longstanding activist in gender and development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean for over 20 years. In her capacity as a gender and development specialist she has facilitated workshops and provided training and advice on policy-making to numerous organizations in the public, private and NGO sectors. She has presented at regional and international conferences on a range of issues, some of which include: gender and trade in the Caribbean and gender and development policy in the Caribbean. Judith is also a member of Development Alternatives for Women of New era (DAWN Caribbean), the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), and the Association of Caribbean Economists. She has also been an active member of Women's Media Watch (Jamaica) since its inception in 1987, and is currently Board member on several NGOs.