Project Development Consultant
Inter-American Development Bank
Kieron Swift is a Project Development Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Dr Swift is a seasoned development consultant and innovation policy specialist with experience across the policy cycle and project life cycle in the domains of science, technology and innovation (STI), competitiveness, entrepreneurship, digital transformation and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Over 18 years as a professional he blends project management, public policy, organizational change management and engineering expertise to generate results for a range of public and private sector organizations. He has a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, a MSc in Public Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies, both from the University of Sussex, UK.
Dr. Swift works with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility - a private sector development program that delivers innovative and practical solutions to stimulate economic growth, increase productivity and foster innovation and competitiveness. At Compete Caribbean, Dr Swift leads the identification, design, project preparation and management of a portfolio of technical assistance projects that are executed at either national or regional level across the 13 Compete Caribbean beneficiary countries. Most recently, this includes a Regional AgriTech Pilot Program that is providing grant funding to enable selected projects to test their technical and business model feasibility, environmental sustainability and potential scalability.