Mariama Williams, Ph. D., is a feminist economist with over 20 years’ experience working on economic development, macroeconomic, trade external debt and finance issues, with a focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment, social equity, sustainable finance and development and climate change issues. She has published widely. Her books include Gender and Climate Finance: Coming out of the margins (Routledge 2015), Gender Issues in the Multilateral Trading System (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2003). Trading Stories: Experiences with Gender and Trade (co-edited with Marilyn Carr), Commonwealth Secretariat, 2010) and co-author Gender and Trade Action Guide: A Training Resource (Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 2007.)
Mariama Williams is also a director of the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE) in Jamaica, a member of the Caribbean Feminist Action Network, the Gender and Trade Coalition and a principal consultant for the Integrated Policy Research Institute (IPRI) as well as a Senior Associate for the Political Ecology and Sustainability Programme of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). Her other achievements/and associations include being a former Coordinator for the Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Gender Programme of the South Centre (an inter-governmental think-tank of developing countries), as well as a member of the Advisory Group of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Task Force on Financing for Gender Equality (2019-2020) and of UN Women's Expert Advisory Group on the SDG Monitoring Report.