Jabal provides communications and media support to the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) as well as research and related support as required to the Climate Diplomacy Team at Climate Analytics. An urban and regional planner by trade, Jabal is particularly experienced in consultation and stakeholder engagement. Jabal previously worked at the Ministry of Planning and Development in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago, where he worked on several notable projects, including the development of the National Spatial Development Strategy (NSDS) and securing the passage of the Planning and Facilitation of Development Act.
Jabal is a graduate of the University of Reading, United Kingdom where he earned both a MSc. Degree in Urban Planning and Development as well as a BSc. in Land Management.