Kagoshima has served UNICEF for over 20 years in various capacities including UNICEF Deputy Representative in Honduras and Guatemala where she was responsible for the overall management of UNICEF’s programmes. Prior to that, She worked in UNICEF Uganda, Angola, Afghanistan and Mexico. Ms. Kagoshima is a national of Japan.
Prior to beginning her service in Jamaica, Dr. Gandi served as PAHO/WHO Representative (PWR) in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. From 1989 to 1990, she held the post of Director of Public Health and Planning, at Airedale Health Authority, in West Yorkshire (UK). She is a respected public health researcher and medical doctor. Dr. Gandi holds an MPH from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Moreira joined FAO in July 2012 as the Representative for Bolivia and thereafter served as the Representative for Mexico. He is a national of Brazil and an Agricultural Engineer and holds a Doctorate in Human Geography from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He later served the university as a professor. He also served as the Vice Minister- National Secretary of Food Security in the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, Brasilia DF, Brazil.
Dr. Lorna Inniss
Secretariat of the Cartagena Convention
Dr. Lorna Inniss is the Coordinator of UN Environment’s Secretariat of the Cartagena Convention. She has been working in the field of coastal and marine science and management for more than 25 years, having begun work in her native country of Barbados. Her work focused mainly in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, supporting island states in the Caribbean and the Pacific regions in the conservation and management of exclusive economic zones. She holds an MS degree in Environmental Planning and Management, a post-graduate diploma in Business Management, and a Ph.D in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences.
Mr. Conille brings over 20 years of experience to his post as Resident Coordinator, most of them in the United Nations and international NGOs. Prior to the appointment as Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, Mr. Conille served as Resident Coordinator in Burundi (2017-2020) and before that as Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2015-2017). Mr. Conille was also the United Nations Office for Project Services’ Regional Director for the Africa Region (2014-2015) and head of the UN Development Programme’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) support unit (2008-2010). He began his career with the UN in Haiti, with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), in 1999.
In the wake of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, Mr. Conille served as Chief of Staff to the office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, former United States President William J. Clinton, where he helped coordinate Haiti’s reconstruction efforts. In 2011 Mr. Conille was nominated Prime Minister of Haiti, a position he served until 2012, when he took the role of Senior Advisor to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her role as Co-Chair of the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Mr. Conille holds a Medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Johansen joined the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean as Deputy Director in November 2018. A Norwegian national, he has been with the ILO for over two decades, including postings in Thailand, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan and ILO HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. Before coming to the Caribbean he was Chief of the regional programme unit in the ILOs Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a social anthropologist graduated from the University of Bergen, Norway.
Michael W. Lodge has over 28 years of experience as a public international lawyer, with a strong background in the field of law of the sea as well as ten years’ judicial experience in the UK and South Pacific. Mr. Lodge has extensive knowledge of the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations and has facilitated high-level multilateral and bilateral negotiations at international and regional level. His significant achievements include his pivotal role in ISA from its inception in 1996 and in helping to create and implement the first international regulatory regime for seabed mining.
Mr. Vincent Sweeney
Head of Office
Caribbean Sub-Regional Office (UNEP)
Resident Coordinator, ad interim
UN Resident Coordinator's Office
Vincent Sweeney, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, is a professional Civil Engineer with years of experience addressing issues relating to environmental management, including water resources management, wastewater, solid waste and marine litter. He previously served UNEP at its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and prior to that in St. Lucia.
Based in Jamaica, Alison directs the priorities and mandate of the UNFPA across 22 countries in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Prior to joining UNFPA in 2016, Alison served in the UNDP for fifteen years. Prior to this, Alison was a diplomat in Guyana’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. During that time, as Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, she led in global negotiations on climate change, oceans management, tourism and other critical issues on the development agenda.
Denise E. Antonio is UNDP Resident Representative for Jamaica, Belize, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Denise has more than 20 years’ experience in the United Nations system, serving UNDP, UNFPA, UN missions and UN peacekeeping in Africa and New York. Denise is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and a graduate of Business Administration in Accounting from Adelphi University. She is married and a mother of five.
Ms Livermore has been with the International Organization for Migration for the past eleven years. Since joining IOM, she has worked in the areas of: Counter Trafficking, Assisted Voluntary Return, Reintegration, Protecting Vulnerable Migrants, Policy Development, Voluntary Repatriation, Resettlement and Diaspora and Development. She has contributed to capacity building in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and North America within these areas. Prior to serving at IOM, Ms Livermore worked in the public and private sectors in Jamaica and Japan, in the fields of education and communication.