Dianna DaSilva holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Guyana and an MSc in International Trade Policy from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. She is a Researcher/Lecturer at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana. Her professional skills include statistical analysis, technical and academic writing. Her technical writing experience includes; co-authoring the National Institutional Assessment of the Agricultural Sector for Climate Change Adaptation under a Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre-funded project. She has also presented papers at various Conferences including the 7th Quest for Global Competitiveness Conference, University of Puerto Rico.