Leneka Rhoden

Born and raised in Jamaica, Leneka holds a degree in Marine Biology and International Relations and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Project Management (MPM). She has dedicated her efforts to integrating science, policy, and law to advise on ecosystem-based
management for safeguarding marine ecosystems within and beyond national jurisdictions.

She has worked with the Commonwealth Blue Charter to champion ocean conservation and has led dialogues with local NGOs on marine protected areas in partnership with the University of the West Indies. Leneka has worked with Governments across the Caribbean and Africa to promulgate policy frameworks and guidelines on sustainable development and energy. Her work supports countries in achieving their climate goals by addressing data and institutional gaps in their existing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Leneka is an Advisory Board Member of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) and joins the HSA team with extensive experience working with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Jamaica.