Ambassador Dr. Edward Green
Dr Edward Greene, currently UN Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean was previously Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat 2000-2010, and Senior Adviser, Health and Human Development, PAHO/WHO 1995-1999. He played pioneering roles in the establishment of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) 2001, the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medical and other Health Professionals 2004, and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) 2013.
He served on many prestigious Boards including Vice Chair of United Way Jamaica, Coordinator of the Inter American Foundation (outreach) for Jamaica that helped to develop small business opportunities and community projects, Director of the Board of the Canadian International Institute for Peace and Security, Member of the Commonwealth Secretariat High Level Panel for South-South Cooperation in Higher Education and observer on the UNAIDS/ Lancet Defeating AIDS- Achieving Sustainable Health. He was also a Director of the International Cricket Council for Caribbean World Cup Cricket 2007 and Chair of the CARICOM Steering Committee for Climate Change and Sustainable Development 2008-2010 and now serves as an Advisor to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
His distinguished academic career at UWI included: Pro Vice Chancellor, Development and Alumni Relations 1989-1993, University Director, Institute of Social and Economic Relations (ISER), 1982-1989, Interim Director of the Consortium Graduate School for the Social Sciences in the Caribbean 1984-85; and appointments to the rank of Professor (1987) and inaugural Professorial Fellow, ISER (1994). He has authored 10 books and over 60 articles and is Professor Emeritus of UWI. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics (London University), MSc Political Economy (Mc Master University) and Ph.D. (University of British Columbia) In addition Dr Greene has been consultant to several international agencies including the World Bank, IDB, The European Union , UNDP, UNESCO and held visiting Professorship at UCLA, University of Havana, and University of British Columbia.
Dr Greene is the recipient of numerous awards, including national honours from Guyana and Suriname, the prestigious PAHO/WHO Award for Administration in Public Health and the Sir Phillip Sherlock Award from the University of the West Indies and University of Technology, Jamaica for outstanding contribution to health and development in the Caribbean.