Dr Kris Rampersad Connecting GLOC@l Cultures Local Caribbean Leaves of Life Knowledge Pot
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Dr Kris Rampersad is a writer, UNESCO-trained heritage expert facilitator, educator, and multimedia journalist working primarily through grassroots and informal sectors to promote intercultural dialogue to bring communities and peoples to closer appreciation of each other. This includes conservation and protection of built, natural, cultural, literary and documentary heritage, oral traditions and intangible cultural heritage for indigeneous, migrant and other cultural communities.
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She utilises conventional and new media modes for formal and informal transmission of knowledge for lifelong learning.
Award-Winning Journalist & Multimedia Specialist Consultant
Dr Kris Rampersad utilises a background in media and journalism and PhD in Literatures in English for interactive education and knowledge transmission in primarily in outdoor and informal environments to bridge silos and erode walls between and among cultures, societies, sectors and disciplines, connecting communities of interests through interactive tours, teas, talks and training for any age, discipline, interest or locale.
She has been actively engaged by and in international processes to transmit knowledge and train next generations, in private, public sector and NGO sectors in diversity, migration, global citizenship, international cooperation, cultural heritage, development of creative industries. She has trained and educated and helped empowerment numerous organisations and institutions and professionals in the conventional and new media environment.
Stimulating Curiosity with Novel Perspectives
She applies comparative literary perspectives and a background and PhD in Literatures in English to developmental work across the globe to bridge silos and erode walls between and among cultures, societies, sectors and disciplines. This works to connect communities of interests across formal, informal and nonformal environments through research, analyses, and knowledge sharing. She trains adults and next generation leaders to address development challenges.
Cross-Cutting Interdisciplinary Approach
Her work spans developmental fields of education, literature, culture, media and the arts, applied to economics and trade, governance and politics, labour and employment, gender mainstreaming, heritage and environment conservation and protection, religious tolerance and migration and adaptation.
She has been mapping and analyzing the cross-currents and intersections of literature, culture, media and civil society, gender and development. She provides unique insights into the socio-political and cultural impact of the transition from conventional to new media environments and the emerging fields of communications for development.
Knowledge Transmission to Next Generation Leaders
Dr Kris Rampersad is an international development educator, multimedia journalist and comparative cultural heritage specialist. She is defining our global to local – GLOC@l InterConnected Heritage.
She has been actively engaged by and in international processes to transmit knowledge and train next generations, and private and public sector stakeholders, as well as the civic, media and academic third-plus sectors in diversity, migration, global citizenship, international cooperation, cultural heritage, development of creative industries.
She has trained and educated and helped empowerment numerous organisations and institutions and professionals in the conventional and new media environment. An avid research and leader of public opinion with thousands of newspaper articles and television documentaries, and dozens of conference presentations and journal publications, she also has three published books, each involving groundbreaking research in their respective subjects.
UNESCO-trained Cultural Heritage Expert Facilitator
She is a UNESCO-trained heritage facilitator who works with grassroots and other cultural communities of interests, heritage tourism officials, agencies and institutions to identify, map and inventory heritage elements unearthed through archeology, documentation or are part of existing living heritage, to foster intergenerational respect and appreciation. She has advanced appreciation of the Convention on World Natural and Cultural Heritage and enhanced representation particularly of elements from Caribbean and Latin America on the UNESCO international lists and registers on World Culture and Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as in programmes for Creative Cities, Slave, Silk and Indentured Immigrant Routes.
Explorer of Anthropology & Interconnected Intangible Cultural Heritage
An avid anthropological researcher/author on global intercultural connections spanning pre-Colombian and post-colonial periods, she facilitated heritage training of many youths and others in World Heritage and Intangible Heritage across the Americas – North/South/Central and Caribbean to expand understanding and appreciation and conducted training in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Barbados, Grenada and St Maarten and others. She also helps general tourists as well as diplomats, tourism and heritage personnel enhance their appreciation of the value of heritage.
She had a central role in the preparation of communities, officials and nominations processes for all three Caribbean countries recently admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage lists. She spearheaded the recognition of Jamaica’s Reggae music which is now on the UNESCO Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity through early involvement with the Commonwealth, as a Caribbean representative on the UNESCO Executive Board and facilitated the Jamaica workshops on Intangible Cultural Heritage that culminated in the entry of Reggae on the UNESCO International Registry in 2018. She also facilitated the first Caribbean Youth Seminar on Intangible Cultural Heritage and several of its participants are now young leaders in culture in the Caribbean.
Researcher, Author, Publisher
Finding a Place, (2001) closely examines migration, displacement, settlement, adaptation, inclusion through literary and socio cultural history and journalism; and LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction (2012), that presents a novel look at the interlocking of fiction and reality through literature and photography and allied implications for social inclusion and identity, a commemorative publication of the 50th anniversary jubilee celebrations of Independence. Her book, Through the Political Glass Ceiling, (2010) explores the impact of cultural diversity and gender on socio-political and economic development, mapping the rise of the first woman Prime Minister in Trinidad and Tobago and the growth of gender leadership consciousness.
She has also founded and facilitated edited and written and supervised several academic and other publications and productions, and the development and creation of works by many individuals and organisations in the media and creative spheres.
Leaves of Life
Her interactive, fun, enjoyable and educational Leaves of Life initiatives as LiTTours, LiTTributes, LiTTeas, LiTTalks and LiTTevents across global communities inspire intergenerational respect between youth and elders for the promotion of appreciation of cultural heritage, knowledge transmission, and tourism, inspired by her book LiTTscapes. – Landscapes of Fiction.
Awards & Accolades
Dr Kris Rampersad holds a National Gold Medal for the Development of Women through Journalism (2018), National Luminary Award (2015) and other media awards for social and economic commentary (1987), Excellence in Health Journalism from the World Health Organisation/Pan American Health Organisation (1994).
Her blog, Demokrissy was named winner of the BBC/UNESCO Communication Initiative for Policy Blogging in New Media (2011) and is considered a resource in developmental, educational, and cultural matters among global think tanks. It feeds into several other international blogging and other new and social media networks.
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