UN Environment - Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit

The Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) located in Kingston, Jamaica is the Secretariat for the Caribbean Environment Programme and Cartagena Convention and its Protocols.

Our responsibilities include to:

  • Provide technical assistance to all countries of the Wider Caribbean region
  • Strengthen national, subregional and regional institutions
  • Co-ordinate regional and international technical and financial assistance
  • Promote technical co-operation among countries and partner agencies


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The Caribbean Environment Programme is a one of UN Environment's Regional Seas Programme.  We are therefore adminstered by UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi.

Governments of the Wider Caribbean Region voluntarily contribute to a Caribbean Trust Fund for the operations of the Secretariat.  Our biennual work plans and budgets are approved by member Governments of the Wider Caribbean Region.

Contracting Parties may also use Regional Activity Centres (RACs) for the coordination and implementation of activities and Regional Activity Networks (RANs) for the provision of technical expertise.


We assist in the collection, review and dissemination of studies, publications and the results of projects and activities carried by the Caribbean Environment Programme.  These are implemented through national and technical focal points, bodies of experts, scientific and academic institutions, regional and sub-regional institutions, and individual consultants.

CAR/RCU also organizes meetings of experts, and Intergovernmental meetings of the Cartagena Convention and its Protocols.  This includes the preparation of the meeting documents including draft agreements, technical and administrative reports and biennial workplans and budgets.


We can be contacted  at:

14-20 Port Royal Street

Kingston, JAMAICA

Tel.: (876) 922-9267-9

Fax: (876) 922-9292

E-mail: rcu@cep.unep.org

 

Our Opening hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Jamaica Time (Eastern Time) and 8:30am - 3:00pm on Fridays.

 

Our Secretariat and Project Staff: 

NamePositionemail address 

Executive Office

Ms. Lorna Inniss

Mrs. Coral Fernandez

Coordinator

Senior Secretary

lvi@cep.unep.org

cf@cep.unep.org

Pollution (AMEP)

Mr. Christopher Corbin

Ms. Donna Henry-Hernandez

Ms. Sancha Foreman

Programme Officer

Programme Assistant

Team Assistant

cjc@cep.unep.org

dhh@cep.unep.org

sf@cep.unep.org

Marine Biodiversity (SPAW)

Mrs. Monica Borobia 

Ms. Jodi Johnson

Consultant (Programme Officer)

Programme Assistant

mbh@cep.unep.org

jj@cep.unep.org

Communications (CETA)

Mr. Christopher Corbin

Ms. Sancha Foreman

Mr. Sean Chedda

Officer in Charge

Team Assistant

Computer Information Assistant

cjc@cep.unep.org

sf@cep.unep.org

sc@cep.unep.org

Administration

Martin Okin

Vacant

Mr. Victor Campbell

Mrs. Philippa Jackson-Forbes

Ms. Tracey Tucker

Mr. Tito Cover

Acting Fund Management Officer (FMO)

Administrative Assistant- Personnel

Administrative Finance Assistant

Administrative Finance Assistant

Secretary - FMO

Clerk/Driver

mo@cep.unep.org

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vc@cep.unep.org

pf@cep.unep.org

tt@cep.unep.org

tc@cep.unep.org