Focal Points

Contacts below are organized by country

Bahamas

Mr. David L. Cates

Political Focal Point since 2020-06-03
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of the Environment and Housing
2nd Floor Charlotte House P.O. Box N-7132
Nassau
The Bahamas
Tel: +1 242 322 6006 / +1 242 326 3509
Email: davidcates(A T)bahamas.gov.bs

Dr. Rhianna Neely-Murphy

Operational Focal Point since 2022-01-25
Director
Department of Environmental Planning and Protection
Ground Floor Charlotte House
Nassau
The Bahamas
Tel: +1 242 322 4546
Email: rneely at depp.gov.bs; rhiannaneely at bahamas.gov.bs

Bahrain

Mr. Talal Alabsi

Political Focal Point since 2020-07-28
First Secretary
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
3503 International Drive, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
USA
Tel: 1 202 342 1111
Fax: 1 202 362 2192
Email: talabsi(A T)mofa.gov.bh

Dr. Mohamed Bin Daina

Operational Focal Point since 2020-08-28
Chief Executive
Supreme Council for Environment
PO Box 18233
Manama
Bahrain
Tel: +973 17386999
Fax: +973 17386006
Email: mbindaina(A T)sce.gov.bh

Bangladesh

Ms. Sharifa Khan

Political Focal Point since 2022-09-06
Secretary
Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Room 03 & 04, Block 08 , Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
Tel: +8802 4811 7636
Fax: +8802 9180788
Email: secretary at erd.gov.bd; sharifanaser at gmail.com

Dr. Farhina Ahmed

Operational Focal Point since 2022-05-22
Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Tel: +880255100433
Email: secretary(at)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[a t ]foreign.gov.bb; barbados[a t ]foreign.gov.bb; dforde[a t ]foreign.gov.bb; jreid[a t ]foreign.gov.bb

Mr. Charley Browne

Operational Focal Point since 2022-02-14
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and National Beautification
10th Floor, Warrens Tower II
Warrens, St. Michael
Barbados
Tel: +246 535 4353
Fax: +246 535 4377
Email: charley.browne at barbados.gov.bb; ron.goodridge at barbados.gov.bb

Belarus

Mr. Aliaksndr Haroshka

Political Focal Point since 2021-02-01
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus
Kollektornaya Str. 10-439
Minsk 220004
Republic of Belarus
Tel: +375 17 200 39 86
Fax: +375 17 200 55 83
Email: mail(AT) minpriroda.gov.by

Ms. Larissa Lukina

Operational Focal Point since 2020-02-18
Deputy Head of the General Directorate for Environmental Policy, International Cooperation and Science
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Head of the International Cooperation Department
Kollektornaya Street 10
Minsk 220004
Belarus
Tel: +375 17 200 43 28
Fax: +375 17 200 55 83
Email: lukina.icd.belarus(A T)gmail.com; lukina(A T)minpriroda.gov.by

Belgium

Mr. Corentin Genin

Council Member for the constituency of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Türkiye since 2022-01-10, Operational Focal Point
Operational Focal Point since 2022-01-10
Attaché
Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
15, Rue des Petits Carmes
Brussels 1000
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 501 41 76
Email: corentin.genin(at)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 at med.gov.bz

Dr. Kenrick Williams

Operational Focal Point since 2021-03-17
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
2nd Floor, Old Lands Building, Market Square
Belmopan
Belize
Tel: +501 822 0160, +501 822 0162, +501 822 0433
Email: ceo[a t ]environment.gov.bz

Benin

Mrs. Jeanne Adanbiokou Akakpo

Council Member for the constituency of Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo since 2022-11-07, Political Focal Point
Deputy Minister (Directrice de Cabinet du Ministre)
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Cotonou, Littoral
Benin
Tel: +229 66 33 63 63
Email: jadanbiokouakakpo at gouv.bj

Mr. Mémanton Boni Yalla

Operational Focal Point since 2022-11-07
Director of Planning, Administration and Finance
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Cotonou
Benin
Tel: +229 97 47 88 56
Email: mboniyalla(at)gouv.bj

Bhutan

Mr. Ugyen Dorji

Political Focal Point since 2020-11-04
Officiating Director
Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Post Box No. 103, Gyalyong Tshokhang
Thimpu
Bhutan
Tel: +975 2 323297
Email: ugyendorji(AT) mfa.gov.bt

Mr. Loday Tsheten

Operational Focal Point since 2022-10-24
Director
Department of Macro-fiscal and Development Finance, Ministry of Finance
Post Box 127,Tashichho Dzong
Thimphu
Bhutan
Email: ltsheten[a t ]mof.gov.bt; wnamgay[a t ]mof.gov.bt; dhendruptshering[a t ]mof.gov.bt

Bolivia

Mr. Carlos David Guachalla Terrazas

Operational Focal Point since 2021-07-14
Political Focal Point since 2021-07-14
Viceministro de Planificación y Coordinación
Ministerio de Planificación del Desarrollo
Av Mariscal Santa Cruz No 1092 Casilla No 12814
La Paz
Bolivia
Tel: +591 69060164
Email: david.guachalla(a t )planificacion.gob.bo; marcelo.laura(a t )vipfe.gob.bo; edson.apaza(a t )planificacion.gob.bo

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Assistant Professor, Mr. Senad Oprasic

Council Member for the constituency of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine since 2021-11-17, Operational Focal Point
Operational Focal Point since 2021-11-17
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 at yahoo.com; senad.oprasic at mvteo.gov.ba

Mr. Stasa Kosarac

Political Focal Point since 2020-01-03
Minister
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Musla 9
Sarajevo 71000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +00387 33 22 00 93
Fax: +00387 33 22 00 91
Email: kab.ministra(AT) mvteo.gov.ba

Botswana

Mr. Khulekani Mpofu

Council Member for the constituency of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe since 2022-01-10, Operational Focal Point
Operational Focal Point since 2022-01-10
Chief Natural Resources Officer
Department of Environmental Affairs
Private Bag 0068
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: +267 3975550
Email: khmpofu[a t ]gov.bw

Ms. Abigail Lillian Engleton

Political Focal Point since 2022-01-10
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism
Private Bag BO199
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: +267 3647919
Email: aengleton(a t )gov.bw

Brazil

Mr. Vitor Bahia Diniz

Council Member for the constituency of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador since 2022-08-23, Political Focal Point
Head of the Division for Environmental Policy and Sustainability
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco H
Brasilia, DF 70170-900
Brazil
Tel: +55 61 2030 9556
Email: vitor.bahia(A T)itamaraty.gov.br; dipas(A T)itamaraty.gov.br; Marcus.barretto(A T)economia.gov.br

Mr. André Andrade

Operational Focal Point since 2023-01-24
General Coordinator for Green Finance
Ministry of Finance
Esplanada dos Ministérios, BL P, 6º Floor
Brasilia, Distrito Federal 70048-900
Brazil
Tel: 55 61 3412 2409
Email: andre.andrade(a t )economia.gov.br

Bulgaria

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(at)moew.government.bg; ekraeva(at)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(a t )gmail.com; jgoungounga(a t )yahoo.fr

Mr. Somanegre Nana

Operational Focal Point since 2020-08-10
Coordannateur Technique
Secretariat Permanent du Conseil National pour l’Environnement et le developpement durable
Ministere de l’Environnement de l’Economie Verte et du Changement Climatique 01 BP 6486
Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso
Email: nanasomanegre at yahoo.fr

Burundi

Prof. Sanctus Niragira

Political Focal Point since 2022-10-05
Minister
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock
Avenue Triomphe / Q Musinzira, Gitega
Bujumbura 1850
Burundi
Tel: +257 71509242/ +257 77789823
Email: nirsanctus(a t )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
Bujumbura
Burundi
Email: ndorimel at yahoo.fr; deo.bukeyeneza at gmail.com