Mariama Williams (Jamaica)
Mariama Williams is an international economics and trade consultant and an Adjunct Associate at the Center of Concern, Washington, D.C. She is the Research Associate with the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN), Co-research Coordinator, Political Economy of Globalization (Trade)—Development Alternative with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and a Director of the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE-Jamaica). Mariama is also a member of the design team and the resource person for the course ‘Gender, Trade and Export Promotion’, which has been utilized with women’s business associations and governmental institutions in East Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. Mariama is the author of ‘Gender Issues in the Multilateral Trading System’ and a consultant adviser on gender and international trade to the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. She also served on the International Advisory Committee of Progress of the World’s Women—a biennial report published by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and was a member of the Director General’s Advisory Council, a resource person to the Commonwealth Business Women’s Network and past member of the board of AWID.