Vincent Sweeney, Head of the UN Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, has had a long-standing and successful history in environmental –related work. The holder of a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Vincent was registered as a full member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) in 1989.
Before returning to the Caribbean as the Head of the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office for UN Environment in February 2016, he was based in Nairobi, Kenya for 4 years as the Coordinator of the Global Progamme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (or GPA), located within the United Nations Environment’s headquarters.
He started his career in the UN as Regional Project Coordinator for a GEF project on “Integrating Watershed & Coastal Area Management in Caribbean SIDS, between 2006 and 2012. Previously, he served for 10 years as Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, an institution of the Caribbean Community, and has worked with water utilities in the Caribbean and in private consulting firms.