Focal Point List

Bahamas

Mr. Jack Thompson

Political Focal Point since 2017-09-11
Permanent Secretary and GEF Political Focal Point
Office of the Prime Minister
Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, P.O. Box CB-10980
Nassau
Bahamas
Tel: +242 702 5501
Fax: +242 327 5806
Email: jackthompson@bahamas.gov.bs

Mr. Philip Weech

Operational Focal Point since 2008-02-13
The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission
Nassau Court
Nassau
Bahamas
Tel: + 1 242 397 5509
Fax: + 1 242 326 3509
Email: philipweech@bahamas.gov.bs

Bangladesh

Mr. Kazi Shofiqul Azam

Political Focal Point since 2017-02-23
Secretary
Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
Tel: +88 02 9113743, +88 02 91133489
Fax: +88 02 9180788
Email: secretary@erd.gov.bd, ksazam@gmail.com

Mr. Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury

Operational Focal Point since 2018-01-10
Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Building # 6, Level # 13, Room # 1309, Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2 9540481
Fax: +880 2 9540210
Email: secretary@moef.gov.bd

Barbados

Ms. N. Simone Rudder

Political Focal Point since 2018-06-11
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
No. 1 Culloden Road
St. Michael
Barbados
Tel: 1 246 431 2211
Fax: 1 246 429 6652
Email: srudder@foreign.gov.bb; jbourne@foreign.gov.bb; jbrathwaite@foreign.gov.bb; barbados@foreign.gov.bb

Ms. Daphne Kellman

Operational Focal Point since 2017-04-21
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Drainage
10th floor Warrens Towers II, Warrens
St. Michael 12001
Barbados
Tel: +246 622 1601 ext 1603
Fax: +246 424 8859
Email: daphne.kellman@barbados.gov.bb; ron.goodridge@barbados.gov.bb

Belarus

Ms. Iya Malkina

Operational Focal Point since 2014-09-16
Political Focal Point since 2014-09-16
First Deputy Minister
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
10, Kollektornaya Street
Minsk 220004
Republic of Belarus
Tel: + 37 51 7200 4328
Fax: 011 37 51 7200 5583
Email: icd@tut.by; malkina.by@gmail.com; mphilipyuk@tut.by; mphilipyuk@gmail.com; icd@minpriroda.gov.by

Belgium

Mr. Jozef BUYS

Council Member for the constituency of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey since 2016-02-17, Political Focal Point
Attache
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate-general for Development Cooperation, Karmelietenstraat 15
Brussels B1000
Belgium
Tel: + 32 2 501 4897
Fax: 011 32 251 9 0570
Email: jozef.buys@diplobel.fed.be

Belize

Ms. Sharman HYDE

Political Focal Point since 2016-01-06
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce
Belmopan
Belize
Tel: +501 802 2630
Email: ceo@med.gov.bz

Dr. Perceival Cho

Operational Focal Point since 2018-02-09
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, Environment and Sustainable Development
Old Lands Building, Market Square
Belmopan
Belize
Tel: +501 822 3336
Email: ceo@environment.gov.bz

Benin

Ms. Jeanne Josette ACACHA AKOHA

Political Focal Point since 2016-10-06
Directrice de Cabinet
Ministere du Cadre de Vie et du Developpement Durable
01 BP 3502 - 01 3621
Cotonou
Benin
Tel: +229 95 36 08 47
Email: jeacakoh@yahoo.com

Mr. Delphin AIDJI

Operational Focal Point since 2016-10-06
Directeur de la Programmation et de la Prospective du Ministere du Cadre de Vie et du Developpement Durable
Ministere du Cadre de Vie et du Developpement Durable
01 BP 3502 - BP 3621
Cotonou
Benin
Tel: +229 97 12 89 75/ +229 21 31 46 63
Email: ecartype@yahoo.fr

Bhutan

Mr. Tenzin R. Wangchuk

Political Focal Point since 2018-01-24
Director
Department of Multilateral Afrairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Post Box No. 103, Gyalyong Tshogkhang
Thimphu, Thimphu
Bhutan
Tel: +975 2 322771 / 322459
Fax: +975 2 331707
Email: trwangchuk@mfa.gov.bt

Mr. Rinchen Wangdi

Operational Focal Point since 2017-10-03
Director
Gross National Happiness Commission
Thimpu
Bhutan
Tel: +975 02 338946
Fax: +975 02 326779
Email: rwangdi@gnhc.gov.bt

Bolivia

Mr. Jose Manuel Canelas Jaime

Political Focal Point since 2018-04-02
Vice Minister of Planning and Coordination
Ministry of Development Planning
1092 Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue
La Paz, La Paz 12814
Bolivia
Tel: +591 2 2189000
Fax: +591 2 2311324
Email: manuel.canelas@planificacion.gob.bo

Mrs. Cynthia Silva Maturana

Operational Focal Point since 2017-06-28
Vice Ministra de Medio Ambiente Biodiversidad Gestion y Desarollo Forestal
Mninisterio de Medio Ambiente y Agua
Av. Ecuador, Edif. Senor de la Mision
La Paz
Bolivia
Tel: +591 67008035
Fax: +591 22146385
Email: cynthia.silvamaturana@outlook.es, vmabolivia@gmail.com

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mr. Mirko SAROVIC

Political Focal Point since 2015-05-05
Minister
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Musala 9
Sarajevo 71000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: 387 33 220093
Fax: + 387 33 22 00 91
Email: kab.ministra@mvteo.gov.ba

Assistant Professor, Mr. Senad Oprasic

Operational Focal Point since 2013-02-06
Head of Environment Protection Department
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economical Relations
Musala 9
Sarajevo 71000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: + 387 33 95 35 36, + 387 33 66 38 63 ext 496
Fax: 011 387 33 20 61 41
Email: senadoprasic@yahoo.com; senad.oprasic@mvteo.gov.ba

Botswana

Mr. Charles MOJALEMOTHO

Political Focal Point since 2016-09-27
Director
Department of Environmental Affairs
Private Bag 0068
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: +267 3902050/ 3902055
Fax: +267 3902051
Email: cmojalemotho@gov.bw

Mr. Khulekani Mpofu

Operational Focal Point since 2018-05-17
Chief Natural Resources Officer
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)
P.Bag 0068
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: + 267 3902 050, + 267 3644 615
Fax: + 267 3902 051
Email: khmpofu@gov.bw; khulekani.mpofu@gmail.com

Brazil

Mr. Reinaldo Salgado

Political Focal Point since 2017-09-14
Director of the Department for Environmental Sustainability
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Esplanada dos Ministerios - Bloco H, Anexo II, Sala 29
Brasilia, DF CEP 70. 170-900
Brazil
Tel: +55 61 2030 9202
Fax: +55 61 2030 5102
Email: reinaldo.salgado@itamaraty.gov.br; dips@itamaraty.gov.br

Mr. Marcelo Moises de Paula

Operational Focal Point since 2014-05-15
General-Coordinator for External Financing at the Secretariat of International Affairs (SEAIN)
Ministry of Planning Budget and Management
Brasilia
Brazil
Tel: +(55 61) 2020-4463, +(55 61) 2020 4464
Fax: +(55 61) 2020-5006
Email: marcelo.paula@planejamento.gov.br; seain@planejamento.gov.br

Bulgaria

Ms. Atanaska Nikolova

Political Focal Point since 2014-08-21
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Environment and Water
22 Maria Luiza Blvd.
Sofia 1000
Bulgaria
Tel: + 359 2 940 6182
Fax: 011 359 2 980 96 41
Email: anikolova@moew.government.bg

Ms. Emiliya Kraeva

Operational Focal Point since 2014-02-27
Director for Strategies
Ministry of Environment and Water
EU Affairs and International Cooperation Directorate 22 Maria Louisa Blvd. 2nd Floor, Room 211
Sofia 1000
Bulgaria
Tel: + 359 2 940 6132 // 988 2577
Fax: 011 359 2 980 8406
Email: ek@moew.government.bg; ekraeva@gmail.com

Burkina Faso

Mr. Ambroise Kafando

Political Focal Point since 2018-04-16
Directeur General de la Cooperation
Ministere de l'Economie, des Finances et du Developpement
Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Tel: +226 70 41 98 41
Email: ambkafando@gmail.com; jgoungounga@yahoo.fr

Mr. Justin Goungounga

Operational Focal Point since 2018-03-13
Secretaire Permanent
Secretariat Permanent du Conseil National pour le Developpement Durable
Ministere de l'Environnement de l'Economie Verte et du Changement Climatique 01 BP 6486
Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso
Tel: +226 25 37 40 92
Email: jgoungounga@yahoo.fr

Burundi

Dr. Deo-Guide Rurema

Political Focal Point since 2018-05-29
Minister
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock
Quarter Ngangara, boulevard Mwambutsa, P.O. Box 1850
Bujumbura
Burundi
Tel: +257 22 25 1693
Email: ruremadg@gmail.com

Mr. Emmanuel Ndorimana

Operational Focal Point since 2018-08-27
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock
P.O. Box 1850 Bujimbara
Bujimbara
Burundi
Tel:
Email: ndorimel@yahoo.fr