Designated National Focal Points of CVF Member Countries

The following list is maintained by the Forum presidency secretariat. Further to the Forum's Manila-Paris decisions, each member country nominates 1-2 Designated National Focal Points to the Climate Vulnerable Forum (asterisk indicating pending confirmation).

Afghanistan

Mr. Noorullah Kaleem

First Secretary

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna

Mr. Ghulam Hassan Amiry

Director of Climate Change and Adaptability

National Environmental Protection Agency

Bangladesh

Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam

Director General, Economic Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Nurul Quadir

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF)

Barbados

Ms. Joyce Bourne

Senior Foreign Service Officer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Mr. Edison Alleyne

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Environment and Drainage

Bhutan

Ms. Pema Tshomo

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Jigme Nidup Dy

Chief Environment Officer

National Environment Commission (NEC)

Burkina Faso

Mr. Idrissa Semde

UNFCCC National Focal Point

Ministry of Environment

Mr. Joel Korahire

Director of Partnership and Coordination of Conventions

Ministry of Environment

Cambodia

Mr. Sum Cheat

Officer of CCD

Ministry of Environment

Colombia

Mr. Francisco Javier Echeverri Lara

Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Mariana Rojas Laserna

Advisor

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Comoros

Mr. Anfani Msoili

UNFCCC Focal Point

Ministry of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Handicrafts

Costa Rica

Mr. William Calvo

Chief of Staff to the Vice Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Pascal Girot

Coordinator of Climate Change

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mr. Aimé Mbuyi Kalombo*

Head of the Climate Change Division

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Dominican Republic

Mr. Ernesto Reyna Alcántara

Executive Vice President

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Resursos Naturales

Ethiopia

Ms. Fortuna Dibaco

Director for United Nations Economic and Development Affairs, International Organizations Directorate General

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Selamawit Desta

Environmental Law Expert and Climate Change Negotiator

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Fiji

Mr. Esala Nayasi

Acting Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Peter Emberson

Director of the Climate Change Division

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Gambia

Mr. Alpha A.K. Jallow*

Meteorologist

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Wildlife

Ghana

Mr. Kyekyeku Yaw Oppong-Boadi

Director and National Focal Point

Environmental Protection Agency

Grenada

Roxie McLeish-Hutchinson*

Foreign Service Officer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Martina Duncan

Climate change focal point

Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Guatamela

Ms. Rita Mishaan Rossell

Ambassador of Environment and Climate Change

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Marcel Holland Oseida de Leon*

Coordinator of Climate Change and National Communications

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Haiti

Mr. Edmond Vovener de Verlands

Focal Point Vulnerability & Adaptation (V&A)

Ministry of Environment/ Climate Change Directorate

Mr. Moïse Jean-Pierre

UNFCCC National Focal Point

Ministry of Environment

Honduras

Ms. Rosibel Martinez Arriaga

Director of External Cooperation and Resource Mobilization

Secretariat of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines

Mr. Sergio Adrián Palacios Carcamo*

Director

Secretariat of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines

Kenya

Mr. Kennedy Mokaya

Senior Assistant Director/Minister Counsellor

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Charles C. Mutai

Deputy Director

Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Kiribati

Mr. Andrew Teem

Senior Policy Advisor

Ministry for Environment, Lands, & Agricultural Development

Lebanon

Ms. Dona Turk

Director, Directorate of the Economy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants

Mr. Vahakn Kabakian

Project Manager

Ministry of Environment

Madagascar

Mr. Tojonirina Ramarolahy

Head of Business Services, Environment, Maritime and Sustainable Development,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Todisoa Manankasina

National Focal Point

Ministère de l'Environnement et des Forêts (MEEFT)

Malawi

Ms. Juwo Sibale*

Principal Environmental Officer in Climate Change and Gender

Environmental Affairs Department

Maldives

Mr. Amjad Abdulla*

Director-General / Chief Negotiator for AOSIS, Ministry of Environment and Energy

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Marshall Islands

Mr. Carlsan Heine

Special Assistant to the President

Office of the President

Ms. Doreen DeBrum

Assistant Secretary

Bureau of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mongolia

Dr. Zamba Batjargal

Special Envoy of Mongolia for Climate Change

Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Mr. Tsog-Ochir Ahkhbayar

Second Secretary, Department of Multilateral Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Morocco

Mr. Abdelaziz Babqiqi

Director of the Observatory of Environment and Sustainable Development of Marrakech-Safi

Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment

Nepal

Mr. Sudhir Bhattarai

Under Secretary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Maheshwar Dhakal

Joint-Secretary and Head of Climate Change Management Division

Ministry of Forest and Environment, Government of Nepal

Niger

Mr. Hama Kansaye Souleymane

Director, International Organizations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Kamaye Maâzou

Cabinet du Premier Ministre, Conseiller SE/CNEDD

Division changements et variabilité climatiques

Palau

Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong

EU/Climate Change Ambassador

Mr. Joseph Aitaro*

Grants Assistant

Office of the President

Palestine

Mr. Nedal Katbehbader*

Minister’s Advisor for Climate

Ministry of Environment Affairs (MEA)

Papua New Guinea

Ms. Gwendoline Sissiou

Acting Executive Director

Office of Climate Change and Development

Philippines

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel M. De Guzman

Secretary and Vice Chairperson

Climate Change Commission

Ms. Nina P. Cainglet *

Director of Division II: Environmental Security

Department of Foreign Affairs

Rwanda

Ms. Coletha Uwineza Ruhamya*

Deputy Director General

Rwanda Environment Management Authority

Saint Lucia

Ms. Fercinta Louisy

Foreign Service Officer

Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation

Mr. Slyvester Clauzel*

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology

Samoa

Ms. Peseta Noumea Simi

Chief Executive Officer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

H.E. Mr. Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations

Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations

Senegal

Mr. El Housseynou Ly

Conseiller Technique

Cabinet du Ministre

Mr. El Hadji Boubacar Dia

UNFCCC Focal Point

Direction de l'Environnement et des Etablissements Classes (DEEC)

South Sudan

Mr. Christopher Wani Jada

Ambassador, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Mr. Lutana Musa Lasu

Director Climate Change and Adaption

Ministry Environment and Sustainable Development

Sri Lanka

Ms. Sasanga Nikapitiya

Assistant Director, UN and MA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Udaya R. Seneviratne*

Secretary

Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment

Sudan

H.E. Almansour Ibrahim Bolad

Ambassador, Director of Environmental Affairs

Department of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Omer Mohamed Eltom Elshami

Secretary General

Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)

Tanzania

Ms. Eva Ng’itu

First Secretary and Climate Change Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Richard Stanislaus Muyungi*

Assistant Director of Environmental Assessment and Focal Point of Climate Change

Vice President’s Office

Timor-Leste

Mr. Adao Soares Barbosa*

National Focal Point for UNFCCC

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Tunisia

Ms. Manel Chamtouri Fattam

Head of Section

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Imed Fadhel*

Director and National Focal Point

Ministry of Infrastructure, Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

Tuvalu

Ms. Pepetua Latasi*

Director of Climate Change

Department of Environment

Vanuatu

Mr. Johnety Jerette

UN Desk Officer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Brian Phillips*

Manager, Climate Change & DRR Project Management Unit

Vanuatu Meteorological Services

Viet Nam

Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh*

Head of International Development and Cooperation, Department for International Organizations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Le Minh Nhat*

Director of the Department for Hydrology, Meteorology and Climate change

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Yemen

Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Najar

Deputy Director

Department of International Organizations and Conferences

Mr. Fahmi Abdulhadi Binshbrak*

Coordinator

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)