Executive Director, Caribbean Coalition for Development and the Reduction of Armed Violence
Biography - Folade Mutota
CFO & Founder
Folade Mutota is a founder and current Executive Director of the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD),and Coordinator of the Caribbean Coalition for Development and the Reduction of Armed Violence (CDRAV).
WINAD’s pioneering work on gender, peace and security in the Caribbean is recognised regionally and internationally due to its innovative approach to alliance building with CARICOM governments and NGOs for collaborative planning. CDRAV leads the Caribbeancivil society advocacy to reduce and prevent the illicit proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
CDRAV led the regional civil society campaign to successfully lobby CARICOM Member States to champion the negotiation of a robust Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at theUnited Nations in 2013.The ATT regulates the global trade in conventional arms, including small arms and light weapons.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) was established by the Twenty Seventh Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2006, in Bird Rock, St Kitts and Nevis, as the implementation arm of a new Regional Architecture to manage CARICOM’s action agenda on crime and security.