Daphne Ewing-Chow is a well-known and widely published Caribbean journalist with a passion for food systems, the environment, health and the Caribbean. Originally from Barbados, she currently resides in the Cayman Islands.
A contributor to a wide number of global publications, including The New York Times, The Sunday Times (London) and the International Monetary Fund (Finance & Development Magazine), Daphne is best known for her work as a Senior Contributor with Forbes, where her fearless and uncompromising perspective on food systems and the environment, often through the lens of the Caribbean, has made her popular with both global and regional audiences.
Daphne has been a speaker at a variety of international events, representing organisations such as the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations. She has also been a moderater/ speaker at a number of United Nations events and served as a key moderator at the United Nations General Assembly’s SDG Media Zone in 2019. She has interviewed country leaders, dignitaries and celebrities.
Daphne focuses on Caribbean development through the lens of sustainability. As a communications specialist and food systems expert, she has managed communications for two climate change projects at the Food and Agriculture Organization, and currently serves as a Communications Specialist at the World Food Programme’s headquarters in Barbados. She also heads up the content team at Loop News in the Cayman Islands and was the former Editor in Chief of Living Barbados Magazine.
Daphne is the winner of the UN-OHRLLS Island Voices Journalism Competition (2019) and the PAHO/CDB/CBU Award “Celebrating Responsible Coverage of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support During COVID-19”(2021). She was also selected as one of the top 50 influential Caribbean-Americans by Carib Biz Network. She was selected as a judge for the $3 million Zayed Sustainability Prize in the United Arab Emirates (2019 and 2021) and served as a judge for the Rockefeller Foundation’s $2 million Food System Vision Prize (2020), for which she currently serves as a mentor for finalists.
Daphne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and African Studies from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a specialty in International Economic Policy from Columbia University in New York.