Based on in-depth discussions among CCI members and partners, two coordination mechanisms for the CCI have been created during Phase II:

1. CCI Secretariat. To support CCI goals by providing coordination, communications, and other services to the three major CCI “constituency groups” (governments, private sector, partners). The CCI Secretariat is currently hosted by the Government of Grenada; Mr. Hayden Redhead is the CCI Coordinator and Permanent Secretary Merina Jessamy is the CCI Secretariat Chair.

2. CCI Steering Committee. To provide strategic direction and guidance to advance CCI implementation. The current CCI Steering Committee is composed of:

  • Chair of the CCI Secretariat (Mrs.Merina Jessamy)
  • Senior Caribbean Government Representative (Minister Kenred Dorsett of the Bahamas)
  • Senior Private Sector Representative (Tropical Shipping)
  • Senior Partner Representative (Ambassador Lutz Görgens of Germany)
  • Representative of The Nature Conservancy (Mr. Sheldon Cohen)
  • Representative of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CEO, Mr. Yabanex Batista)
  • Representative from a regional / local NGO (to be identified)
  • Representative from science / academia sector (to be identified)

Contact CCI


CCI Secretariat, St. George’s Grenada


+1 473-440-2708



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