Dr. Indra Haraksingh

University of the West Indies

Dr. Indra Haraksingh has been a lecturer in the Department of Physics at The University
of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad. Her main focus is Renewable Energy, including Solar
Energy and Geothermal Energy, Pure Physics, Geophysics and Earth Sciences. She has
developed and coordinated the MSc Renewable Energy Technology Programme at The
UWI. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics in Solar Energy, a Diploma in Education, and BSc. –
Physics and Mathematics Degrees. Dr. Haraksingh has been serving for over twenty-five
years as Chair of the Trinidad and Tobago Mathematics Olympiad and more recently,
Director and Treasurer of the International Mathematics Foundation. She is a founding
member and President of the Caribbean Solar Energy Society, a Member of the Steering
Committee and Council of the World Renewable Network and a Member of the Projects
Steering Committee of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) appointed Caribbean
Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP). She has served in the UNDP
Technical Advisory Committee for the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project. She
coordinated the OAS project on Alternative Energy Education Dissemination involving
Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Belize, and has been the Technical
Advisor and Coordinator for the INEES, DIREKT and the IDB-funded BRIDGE Renewable
Energy projects.

Dr. Haraksingh is one of the key persons involved in training and capacity building in
Renewable Energy in the Caribbean region. In July 2002 she was honoured as the
Recipient of the Outstanding Scientist Award at World Renewable Energy Congress in
Cologne, Germany, and in July 2008 she was presented with the International Pioneer
Award for Solar Energy at the Tenth World Renewable Energy Congress held in
Glasgow, Scotland. In September 2012, Dr. Haraksingh was honoured by the National
Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology with the NIHERST
Award for Excellence in Science and Technology in the Silver Category. In October
2017 she received the ultimate in her career at The UWI – The Vice Chancellor’s Award
for Excellence. In July 2021, Dr. Haraksingh was presented with the Life Pioneer Award
for Renewable Energy from the World Renewable Energy Network at its meeting in
Lisbon, Portugal. More recently, in February 2022, Dr. Haraksingh received a National
Award – The Humming Bird Medal Silver for Loyal and Devoted Service to Trinidad
and Tobago.