Expert Group Meeting Implementing Rio+20: Integrated Planning for Sustainable Coastal Area Management in the Caribbean Region [Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 17-18 March 2014]

Name Affiliation/Title Presentations/Related reports
Opening Session
MS. DIANE QUARLESS DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC) SUBREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CARIBBEAN OPENING STATEMENT
MS. BIRGITTE ALVAREZ-RIVERO

SENIOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA OPENING STATEMENT
MR. CESAR TORO

IOC (UNESCO) SECRETARY FOR IOCARIBE OPENING STATEMENT
AMBASSADOR JUMEAU AMBASSADOR FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND SIDS ISSUES, PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES TO THE UNITED NATIONS KEYNOTE ADDRESS
PROF. HAROLD RAMKISSOON FORMER SENATOR, PARLIAMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND PROFESSOR EMERITUS, FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES KEYNOTE ADDRESS
SESSION I: OVERVIEW OF INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION

FACILITATOR: MS. CHARMAINE GOMES, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC) SUBREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CARIBBEAN
MR. CESAR TORO IOC (UNESCO) SECRETARY FOR IOCARIBE BRIEF OVERVIEW OF INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION AND FINDINGS OF PREVIOUS UNESCO-IOC INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT (ICAM) TRAINING WORKSHOP
MS. CHANTALLE CLARKE-SAMUELS

DIRECTOR, COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY AND INSTITUTE, BELIZE APPLYING AN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES APPROACH TO INFORM SUSTAINABLE COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT
MR. MARK CUMMINS

CHIEF TOWN PLANNER, TOWN AND COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, BARBADOS THE ROLE OF THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN IN SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE PLANNING
SESSION II: CHALLENGES IN COASTAL AREAS OF THE CARIBBEAN REGION

FACILITATOR: MS. DEBORAH VILLARROEL-LAMB, LECTURER AND PROGRAMME COORDINATOR MSC/PDG COASTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
MR. MARTIN ALEGRIA CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, MINISTRY OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, BELIZE MANAGEMENT OF COMPETING INTERESTS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE USE OF COASTAL AREAS
MR. MARK ARCHIBALD FISHERIES OFFICER, FISHERIES DIVISION, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LANDS, MARINE RESOURCES AND AGRO-INDUSTRIES, ANTIGUA AND BARDUDA INTEGRATED PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - CHALLENGES
MS. ANASTASIA CHANDRA INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT OFFICER/ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER I, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), GUYANA CHALLENGES IN GUYANA, INCLUDING (SOLID) WASTE MANAGEMENT
SESSION III: INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE OUTCOME OF RIO+20

FACILITATOR: MS. BIRGITTE ALVAREZ-RIVERO, SENIOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA
MS. JULIE RITZ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA OUTCOME OF RIO+20 AND ONGOING PROCESSES
MS. MARGO DEIYE THIRD SECRETARY, PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAURU TO THE UNITED NATIONS MARINE RESOURCES AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SIDS- THE NAURU AGREEMENT, A REGIONAL TOOL FOR THE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF A COMMON GOOD
SESSION IV: TOOLS TO SUPPORT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIATIVES IN INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT (I)

FACILITATOR: MR. CESAR TORO, IOC (UNESCO) SECRETARY FOR IOCARIBE
MS. AMRIKHA SINGH SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT MONITORING AND INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCES
MS. REENA SHAH CHIEF, ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS SECTION, STATISTICS DIVISION, UNDESA PRESENTATION OF WORK OF STATISTICS DIVISION OF UNDESA did not present in person
MS. LOUREENE JONES COORDINATOR, ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT BRANCH, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION DIVISION, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING AGENCY, JAMAICA JAMAICA CORAL REEF MONITORING NETWORK PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS
MR. VIVIAN KARL BLAKE COORDINATOR, WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT UNIT, POLLUTION MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT BRANCH, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING AGENCY, JAMAICA THE AMBIENT WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAMME OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING AGENCY, JAMAICA
SESSION V: TOOLS TO SUPPORT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIATIVES IN INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT (II)

FACILITATOR: MS. AMRIKHA SINGH, SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT
MS. XIOMARA CHIN SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT THE CERTIFICATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS AND COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MS. RAHANNA JUMAN PRINCIPAL RESARCH OFFICER, INSTITUTE OF MARINE AFFAIRS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO SCIENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT
MR. DAVID DESIR DEPUTY PHYSICAL PLANNING OFFICER, MINISTRY OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING AND URBAN RENEWAL, ST. LUCIA INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION (INCL. DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)
SESSION VI: TOOLS TO SUPPORT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIATIVES IN INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT (III)

FACILITATOR: MR. TERRENCE PHILLIPS, SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER, CARIBBEAN NATURAL RESOURCES INSTITUTE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MR. CESAR TORO IOC (UNESCO) SECRETARY FOR IOCARIBE CAPACITY-BUILDING AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING CARISCIENCES NETWORK
MS. RIANNA GONZALES NATIONAL COORDINATOR, CARIBBEAN YOUTH ENVIRONMENT NETWORK (CYEN), TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN COASTAL ISSUES IN THE CARIBBEAN
MS. LAVINA ALEXANDER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OFFICER III, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION, MINISTRY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ST. LUCIA MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION- TRAINING THE TRAINERS
SESSION VII: INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

FACILITATOR: MS. JULIE RITZ, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA
MS. JACKLYN RIVERA WONG TECHNICAL ADVISOR, CONSERVATION SPECIALIST, OFFICE OF DEPUTY MINISTER OF WATER AND OCEANS, MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, COSTA RICA TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES. IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT IN COSTA RICA
MR. JULIO OROZCO DIRECTOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN STATES (ACS) SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AS A KEY SECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN
MS. DEBORAH VILLARROEL-LAMB LECTURER AND PROGRAMME COORDINATOR MSC/PDG COASTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES IMPROVING REGIONAL COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT THROUGH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
CLOSING SESSION

MS. BIRGITTE ALVAREZ-RIVERO SENIOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA NEXT STEPS
MR. CESAR TORO IOC (UNESCO) SECRETARY FOR IOCARIBE NEXT STEPS
MS. DIANE QUARLESS DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC) SUBREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CARIBBEAN CLOSING REMARKS

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