Building Climate Resilience in the Caribbean: A Health Lens
Date: 27 April 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Lyndon Forbes-Robertson, Head-Environmental Health and Sustainability, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Saint Lucia. A national of Grenada he served for over 17 years at the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture. Mr. Robertson holds Master of Science Degrees in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources Management from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine and Cave Hill Campuses, respectively. He has spent more than 15 years working at the regional level and was previously employed by the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, one of five regional institutions that were amalgamated to form CARPHA. He also served the OECS Secretariat as the coastal resources specialist on a USAID funded climate change adaptation project and CDEMA as the project manager for mainstreaming climate change into disaster management.
Discussant: Corinne Schuster-Wallace, CCGHR Working Group on the Health Impacts of Climate Change. As of July 1st, Dr. Schuster-Wallace will join the Global Water Futures program and University of Saskatchewan faculty as a water-health researcher in the Department of Geography and Planning. She has worked at the water-health nexus for almost two decades and spent eight years working for the United Nations in an international, transdisciplinary context developing the evidence for informed decision-making, creating tools to help local decision-makers collect the information required for making decisions regarding sustainable WaSH solutions in rural communities. She has broad experience at the water-health nexus including environmental factors for, and environmental change impacts on, outbreaks of waterborne disease and the linkages with human health and well-being.
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Meeting ID: 762 523 271