Elon Cadogan is currently the Program Officer at the Barbados Water Authority with special responsibility for Climate Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development Projects under the Green Climate Fund Mechanism. Elon was born in Barbados in 1989 and was very active in Cadets and Key Club, when he attended Combermere School from 2000 to 2007. During this time he reached the rank of Company Sergeant Major.
After his secondary school life he completed his BSc in Chemistry at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, a Master of Science in Engineering, Environmental with special focus on Chemical Engineering and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Engineering with special focus on Water Treatment and Nanotechnology at Da-Yeh University in Taiwan, R.O.C.
During his years in Taiwan, he was the President of the International Students Union from 2012 – 2013 and the Vice President of the International Cross-Cultural Club Taiwan (ICCCT) from 2014 – 2015. Elon has since remained active in youth activities and, on his return to Barbados in 2017; he started to develop a relationship with various youth networks across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Elon believes that the youth should be actively involved in research and writing to help their professional development. It is a method for which the youth would be able to leave a legacy or template for the future to build and develop.