• Land Settlement Agency
    Land Settlement Agency
  • Housing Development Corporation
    Housing Development Corporation
  • CEPEP Company Limited
    CEPEP Company Limited
  • Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee
    Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee
  • Housing, Land and Marine Affairs Library Unit
    Housing, Land and Marine Affairs Library Unit
  • Housing, Land and Marine Affairs
    Housing, Land and Marine Affairs
  • Urban Development Corporation of T&T (UdeCOTT)
    Urban Development Corporation of T&T (UdeCOTT)

Executive Profile

Dr. Roodal Moonilal
Minister of Housing and the Environment
A member of Parliament since 2001, Dr. Roodal Moonilal, was first appointed as a Government Senator and was later elected to the House of Representatives.  A strong motivational speaker and debater, he previously served in Government as Minister in the Ministry of Labour, Manpower Development and Industrial Relations and also as Minister of Communications and Information Technology).  In 1999, he was Director, Policy Monitoring Unit, Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
He has served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (2007-2010) as well as on over one dozen committees of Parliament.
Born December 2nd,1966, Dr. Moonilal is married to Natasha (nee Chadeesingh) who is also an Attorney at law. He holds a BSc. Degree (Hons.) in Government from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, an LLB degree in law (University of London), a Legal Education certificate, a Masters of Arts Degree in Labour and Development from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in Development Studies. He specialized in Industrialization, Labour Relations and Urban Employment and his thesis received the first Cum laude distinction in the history of the ISS Ph.D. program. He is also an Associate of the Geneva based management consultancy firm Hagen Resources International (HRI).
He was a freelance researcher associated with several regional and international labour study efforts and a Caribbean Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management advisory and advocacy consultant.
Dr. Moonilal lectured in Politics at UWI (1988-91, 1993-94, 1996), worked as Head of the Department of Education, Research and Training, All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers Trade Union (1989-91, 1993-95) and was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the ISS (1995, 1997-98).
He has published studies on labour relations including “The Impact of New Human Resource Management Strategies on Caribbean Industrial Relations and Worker Organizations; Worker Protection: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago; Changing Labour Relations and the Future of Trade Unions; and “Modernization of Public Institutions and Labour Administration: Caribbean Challenges”. He has presented several papers to industrial and labour relations as well as human resource development fora across the Caribbean.
A former President of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Culture at UWI campus, he remains active in support and promotion of Indian culture in his constituency and other parts of the country.
In 2003 Dr. Moonilal became one of the youngest professionals to be included in the prestigious International ‘WHO IS WHO’ of Professionals.
As the current Minister of Housing and the Environment, his responsibilities encompass:
  1. Community-Based Environmental Protection & Enhancement Programme (CEPEP)
  2. Environmental Management Authority (EMA)
  3. Environmental Policy & Planning Division (EPPD)
  4. Forestry Division
  5. Housing Development Corporation (HDC)
  6. Land Settlement Agency (LSA)
  7. Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit (MEAU)
  8. Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee (SILWC)
  9. The Green Fund Executing Unit
  10. Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDECOTT)