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REGIONAL ADVISORS FOR CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

Fred E.A. PHILLIPS
Saint Vincent
Language: English

Fred is a lawyer educated at the University of the West Indies on Barbados, Norman Manley Law School on Jamaica, and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. He has worked extensively in the Corporate/Finance and Financial Trust legal areas and has in the course of his career branched into e-business law (in which he obtained his Master’s Degree), intellectual property issues (specifically, preservation of traditional indigenous knowledge with an emphasis on traditional indigenous medicines and health-related cultural practices), and more recently multilateral environment agreements (“M.E.A.s”) with special reference to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. In connection therewith, he has taken the Specialised Training Course on M.E.A.s sponsored by U.N.E.P. and held on Barbados (Nov. 2006 e.v.) and attended training courses in U.N.E.P.’s Biosafety Clearing House (“B.C.H.”) Project held in October 2007 e.v. in Geneva (when he qualified as Regional Adviser) and in Jan.-Feb. 2011 e.v. in Montreal.

Fred is employed by the B.C.H. Project as a Cartagena Protocol Regional Advisor for the Caribbean. He has participated in numerous workshops held on Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Trinidad, and Tobago designed to familiarise target audiences with all aspects of the B.C.H. Project.

 
Terrence Gilliard
Saint Lucia
Language: Spanish, French creole
Terrence is currently employed as a Horticulturist III with the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries of Saint Lucia. He holds the position of head of the Plant Tissue Culture Unit. His duties range from overall management of the laboratory and modern orchid greenhouse facilities as well as providing advice to other projects including all Biosafety and Biotechnology related initiatives.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy Engineering and a Master’s degree in Plant Biotechnology. His experience ranges from biological control, multi-cropping systems and plant tissue culture. He has published scientific papers on banana biotechnology in the specific area of somatic embryogenesis in semi-automated systems RITA (temporary immersion systems). Having completed his studies in Latin America Mr. Gilliard is fully fluent in Spanish; he also has a good grasp of French creole which is spoken in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Haiti.

He currently serves as country representative at regional and international meetings on some aspects of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and acts as a local expert on Biosafety/Biotechnology matters. He has also participated in regional meetings on the issue of harmonization of biosafety regimes and biotechnology in the recent past.

Mr. Gilliard has conducted successful missions in Saint Kitts, Saint Vincent, Jamaica and Barbados and looks forward to assisting the countries within the Caribbean region to meet their information sharing obligations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
 
Srdjan MIHALJEVIC
Montenegro (Living in Paramaribo-Surname)
Languages: English, Italian and South Slavic languages
Srdjan Mihaljevic is currently Chief Technical Officer  - CTO in Telecom Regulatory Authority. His experience spans twentyfour (24) years of work in different state organizations:  railway telecommunications, pharmaceutical institution, private enterprise, international organisations, government  and authorities.

He was working as Chief Telecommunication Officer - CTO in Montenegro Railways. He has been Chief Information Officer  - CIO of Public Pharmacy Institution of Montenegro. He was Chief Executive Officer  - CEO of private consultancy company specialized in ICT and telecom consultancy. He was IT Adviser for UNEP in Biosafety Clearing House Project - BCH I, during he had conducted capacity building missions in several countries, including Albania, Maldives and Egypt.  Recently he has started again as IT Adviser for UNEP BCH Project II financed by Global Environment Facility. He was Deputy Minister for Telecommunications in Government of Montenegro, where he was responsible for policy making and developing legal and regulatory framework of telecommunications. He is currently working  for  International Telecommunication Union – ITU  as Expert in Field Missions advising foreign governments in telecommunication regulatory and policy making issues.

He holds degree in Science of Electronic Engineering from the University of Montenegro and Master of Science of  Electronic Engineering from the University of Zagreb in Croatia.He has graduated on School of European Integration in Podgorica. During his career he was attending number of training course in several countries including Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Trinidad and Tobago and Canada.

He is fluent in English, Italian and South Slavic languages.

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