‘Yaadie” – a Jamaican living outside of Jamaica.
Join this Jamaican in her audio shuttle exploring climate change, culture and sustainable development with people across the globe. Experience the world with activists taking climate action, supermoms saving the environment and pageant queens parading in record-breaking gowns. Gear up for mind changing conversations on climate change, culture and sustainable living with friends you haven’t met yet!
Meet the Global Yaadie
This culture queen hails from the parish of many firsts; St. Elizabeth. In 2017 Dainalyn was the first in 55 years, to have claimed the national title of Miss Jamaica Festival Queen for the ‘breadbasket parish’.
A seasoned communication practitioner, her current area of focus includes mainstreaming of climate awareness. Through her work with local and international development projects she has impacted over 5000 stakeholders through climate awareness and outreach efforts.
Dainalyn Swaby holds a first degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of the West Indies, Mona. A Hamptonian at heart, she has maintained an active relationship with her alma mater serving as a board member for the Hampton Old Girls’ Association for the past seven years.
As a testament to her leadership capabilities and passion for national development, Dainalyn is a 2019 Chevening Scholar pursuing a MA. in Global Communication and Development at Loughborough University, London.
Dainalyn continues on her journey to enrich the lives of people through her various service roles which includes: Vice President Elect for the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew, Talk Up Radio co-host, motivational speaker, Founder of the Learn, Earn, Return entrepreneurship project, climate change advocate and now global podcaster!
Lending her voice to the climate challenge, Dainalyn represented Jamaica and the Caribbean internationally at the COP 25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain joining 15 other youths from the Latin American region through an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) led forum sharing country experiences and youth contributions. She was part of cohort of 30 Chevening scholars who tabled recommendations for global climate action at “Chevening COP” held at Wilton Park in West Sussex, UK for submission to the COP 26 Climate Change Conference organizers.
In September 2019 Dainalyn was one of 100 United Nations Green Ticket winners selected from 7000 global applicants to participate in the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit with youth climate leaders from over 140 countries.
She stands by the mantra “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, cease small moments and make them great”
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