UN Environment celebrates women supporting our work in environmental science

In celebration of International Day for Women and Girls in Science (February 11), UN Environment Caribbean Regional Seas Programme  would like to use the opportunity to feature women at the Secretariat supporting our work in environmental science.

The role of women in science has emerged as priority. While there is an increase in female science graduates, full equality and parity is still lagging behind.

In striving towards this goal, UN Environment Caribbean Regional Seas Programme  recognizes the role of women in science in achieving implementation of the 2030 agenda and more particular our work in ocean governance.

We celebrate all Women in Science especially those at our Regional Activity Centres (RACs) and institutions which form part of the Regional Activity Network (RAN). These provide technical support to the Contracting Parties to the Cartagena Convention and its protocols.

  1. Oil Spills ProtocolThe Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean (REMPEITC-Caribe) in Curacao. For more information, visit their website.
  2. Pollution/LBS ProtocolThe Centre of Engineering and Environmental Management of Coasts and Bays in Cuba. For more information visit their 
  3. Pollution/LBS ProtocolThe Institute of Marine Affairsin Trinidad and Tobago; and
  4. Biodiversity/SPAW Protocol: The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW-RAC)in Guadeloupe.

SPAW Team Assistant, Jodi Johnson, monitoring an artificial reef