Dr Roognath has a Ph.D from UWI in Government. He is presently Head of the Department of Behavioural Studies. Dr Ragoonath is considered as a regional expert in the area of municipal and local government and has published and produced many technical papers in this area. He is an advisor to the Caribbean Associations of Local Government Authorities (CALGA) and sits ex-officio on their Board.

The Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities (CALGA) an Association of National Local Government Association within Caricom States as well as all Local Authorities where no National Association exists was finally launched in 1992.  With it membership being local government association and authorities of the Commonwealth Caribbean, the association has been working with Caricom as well as with all of the member states to promote and advance local government in the region.