Past Coordinator Asha Khambon and Immediate Past Coordinator Hazel Brown

Past Coordinators of the Network of NGOS

  • Claris Manswell St. Louis
  • Faith Wiltshire
  • Asha Khambon 

Immediate Past Coordinator, Hazel Brown

Ms. Brown has been professionally involved in research, social development and community organisation projects since 1969.  Her specific area of focus has been in the area of poverty eradication, consumer affairs and in promoting gender equity.  She has organised and conducted numerous seminars and workshops pursuant to these ends through the organizations she has been a part of as well as in collaboration with government ministries, CARICOM, Commonwealth organizations, OAS, IDB, PAHO, UNIFEM, UNESCO and other UN agencies.

She has also been involved in work as a civil society representative at OAS and IDB Forums.

Ms. Brown is a founding member of the Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women, a comprehensive national umbrella organisation formed in 1985 to present the position of women in Trinidad and Tobago at the End of Decade Conference in Nairobi.  The Network is an advocate and support for women’s organisations in Trinidad and Tobago and is a part of many regional and international networks of women.

She is the past Secretary General of the Commonwealth Women’s Network and has been engaged in Commonwealth activities since the first Commonwealth People’s Forum at CHOGM in Harare in 19991.  She has been a consistent advocate for a strong voice and space for Civil Society in Commonwealth activities and decision-making. The Network’s main goal is to improve the quality of life of women throughout the Commonwealth.