POPs & Ozone Staff Directory

DGEF POPs and Ozone  Directory and Contact Information                                                                                                   Go Back 

OCANA, Jorge
Task Manager,
+41 (0)22 917 8195 International Environment House,15 Chemin des Anémones,CH-1219, Châtelaine,Geneva
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Jorge Ocana, a Peruvian national, joined UNEP DGEF as a Task Manager for POPs in 2005.  He mainly supports the Latin American and West African countries  in developing and Implementing their National Implementation Plans on POPs.  Jorge has approximately 15 years of experience in providing technical support to chemical related programmes and projects.

Before joining DGEF Jorge worked at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) assisting countries to develop National Strategies and Programmes for Sound Management of Chemicals, including development of National Assessments of Chemicals Management and Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs). 

Prior to UNITAR, Jorge worked for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America in Montreal, Canada.  He worked in the Environment and Health Division, focusing on the development of a comparative report on PRTRs and the Regional Action Plan for Sound Management of Chemicals for North America.

Jorge is a biologist from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.  He also studies in Human Medicine in Peru and Adult Education in Montreal, Canada.

KANYI, Irene
Finance Assistant

Office Phone: +254-20-7625062
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Irene Kanyi has been with the UNEP- GEF since 2004 as a Finance Assistant, working in the Fund Management Unit, providing financial support to the Multi-focal Area projects as well as support the Fund Management officer on fee and corporate work for the division.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Human Resource option) and currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at the United States International University (Africa Campus).

Prior to joining UNEP I worked with Industrial, Manufacturing and banking sectors for four years and I was responsible for both Financial and Administrative Management.