‘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 a vibrant Caribbean Community committed to climate justice. Join the revolution for change through electrifying discussions on climate, culture, and sustainable living through a “yaadie” lens!
Meet the Global Yaadie
A Development Communication Specialist, Dainalyn Swaby operates at the nexus between climate change and culture. She has worked with local and international development projects, engaging diverse audiences through climate awareness and outreach efforts for over a decade.
A 2019 Chevening Scholar, Dainalyn holds a MA. in Global Communication and Development from Loughborough University, London. Her dissertation – “An Investigation Of The Lived Experiences of Youth in Jamaica and Their Response to Climate Change Engagement” has been published by the institution.
Lending her voice to the climate challenge, Dainalyn has represented Jamaica and the Caribbean at various international fora and projects. These include COP 28 (2023) as part of the World Farmers’ Organization, Young Farmers Gymnasium Program in Dubai, COP 25 Climate Change Conference – Inter-American Development Bank Youth Dialogue in Spain. She was among 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.
Dainalyn has co-developed a global Youth Engagement Plan through the NDC Partnership Youth Task Force and coordinated of a Climate Change Position paper as a 2021 Global Youth Climate Network Ambassador, through the World Bank’s youth to youth initiative.
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.
Dainalyn continues on her journey to enrich the lives of people through her various roles which includes: Past President for the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew, Talk Up Radio co-host, motivational speaker, climate mentor, podcast host/producer and creative writer! She has written several poems exclusively focused on culture, climate and sustainable development.
She stands by the mantra “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, cease small moments and make them great”
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