After 18 years of service, Hazel Brown resigned her post as Coordinator at the Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women, effective January 23rd, 2018.
In a media release this afternoon the organisation said considering Dr. Brown’s resignation, Ms. Jacquie Burgess, has been appointed as the interim coordinator effective immediately.
It said Ms. Burgess has been an active member and Director of Network of NGOS and other civil society organizations for more than 30 years.
Dr. Brown, who was bestowed an honorary Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 2017, is known as a pioneer in the women’s movement locally and internationally and, has over 40 years of advocacy and voluntary service in Trinidad and Tobago.
Her work includes her active membership with the Housewives Association of Trinidad and Tobago and her tenure as the former Secretary General of the Commonwealth Women’s Network.
She also was responsible for Trinidad and Tobago’s non-governmental organizations participation in the 1995 Beijing UN Women’s conference, as well as the follow up Beijing+5 Conference in New York City in 2000 and was recognized by UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean.