Ms. Charlin Bodley is the Sustainable Energy Project Development and Gender Expert, with the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), a specialised institution of CARICOM, where her work contributes to the transformation of the energy sector across CARICOM Member States. She is primarily responsible for the establishment and operation of the CCREEE Project Preparation Facility (PPF).
Pairing energy with other passions, she is also engaged in mainstreaming gender into all the Centre’s work, ensuring that gender and youth responsive programmes are implemented as a critical contribution to the centre’s operations.
For more than seven years prior, Charlin worked as an Energy Specialist with the Government of Saint Lucia and a consultant in the area of Sustainable Energy at a regional level. A certified project manager, she has engaged in energy planning, policy development and the management of public sector renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Ms. Bodley was integrally involved in the National Geothermal Energy Development Project in Saint Lucia, conducting several presentations and consultations at the community and national levels. She has also served as Programme Manager for the Women in Renewable Energy Network (WIRE), managed by a collaboration between the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and Caribbean Electric Utility Services (CARILEC).
Charlin’s early career achievements were made through her service as science teacher at her alma mater, the St. Joseph’s Convent, Saint Lucia. Further, Charlin is the founder of the Women in Geothermal Energy (WING) Caribbean Chapter, with a goal to influence, diversity and accelerate the development of the resource in the region through gender diversity. She also remains an active member of the CCI WIRE Network.
Throughout her career in energy Charlin has been invited to serve on several high level panels, and to deliver presentations on several topics related to Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Transport and Gender in Energy, at regional and international fora. Charlin holds a Masters of Engineering (MEng) degree in Energy and Environmental Management from the University of Flensburg, Germany; a post-graduate diploma in Geothermal Project Management and Financing from the United Nations University, Iceland, and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Environmental Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico.