Wiley Barbour has been involved with the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute since its founding and serves as Director of the MRV Hub Program and is a software evaluator. He is an expert in climate change mitigation policy, emission inventory development, verification, and environmental markets. Wiley has 25 years of experience providing technical and policy support to corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits on issues related to air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, corporate climate change strategy, offset project development, and sustainability analysis.
Cheryl is the Interim Executive Director of the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Hub (MRV Hub), with the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF). Cheryl leads the MRV Hub Management Team in the execution of its technical activities and is passionate about working to improve the technical capacity of regional experts in the design and implementation of National MRV Systems and their transition to reporting under the Enhanced Transparency Framework.
Cheryl is a trained Meteorological Technician with over 10 years of experience in climate change negotiations. Before working at the MRV Hub, she worked as a Conservation Officer, leading the implementation of climate change-related projects, particularly supporting sectors such as water in an effort to improve and enhance climate resilience. Cheryl believes that for Small Island Developing States, working in a more cohesive and coordinated manner is key to the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Cheryl possesses a Master's in Project Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, which has equipped her with the requisite skills to successfully lead the implementation of projects inclusive of St. Kitts and Nevis Second National Communications, BUR1, Technology Needs Assessment (TNA), and NDC. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in her vegetable backyard garden and supports the farm-to-table concept.
Ryan is a Program Manager at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) with the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (MRV Hub). He supports the development of tools and guidance documents for GHG Inventories and MRV Systems and assists regional capacity-building initiatives as a mentor/instructor teaching the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. Ryan also supports the MRV Hub Project Director in the execution of the MRV Hub’s technical activities and management functions and is dedicated and passionate about working to improve the technical capacity of regional experts in the fields of GHG Inventories and FTC (Finance, Technology Transfer and Capacity Building).
Ryan is a GHGMI alumnus and credits the Institute with sparking his interest in the climate change reporting field. He obtained a certificate in GHG Offset Projects, Advanced GHG Accounting, and GHG Verification (2013) as well as a Diploma in Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (2014) from GHGMI.
Prior to his work at the MRV Hub, Ryan worked as a GHG MRV consultant in Trinidad and Tobago, helping to develop the T&T National Climate Mitigation MRV System and spearheading the Pilot project to test the efficacy of the system for the Energy and IPPU sectors. As a T&T nominated review expert, Ryan has participated in UNFCCC reviews for both Biennial Reports (FTC expert) and Biennial Update Reports (GHG inventory).
Hayden is the Project Coordinator of the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (MRV Hub), with the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF). Hayden leads the administrative and logistical coordination of the MRV Hub project in the region.
Hayden is a life-long advocate for the protection of the environment and, in particular, the protection and restoration of biodiversity. This passion is evident in all he does from home to the office.
Through an extensive career in banking and financial management, Hayden has acquired a wealth of financial management experience along with significant experience in project management and business process re-engineering. More recently, from December 2015 to September 2018 Hayden worked as the Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI). CCI is a regional coalition of 11 Countries, each pledged to protect and effectively manage at least 20% of their marine and coastal environment.
Hayden brings a unique perspective as a citizen of a small island developing state and a professional with limited knowledge of green-house gas (GHG) inventory management, which has been an asset to the team in developing the training programs for the region. His active participation and feedback have improved content and delivery to suite the region and its circumstances. Most recently, Hayden has been nominated to undergo formal online training towards certification in GHG Inventory Management.
Benise N. Joseph is a Senior Programme Associate at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) with the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (MRV Hub). Benise provides support to the execution of the MRV Hub’s technical activities and management functions.
Benise is a Saint Lucian with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Camagüey, Cuba. She received her master’s degree in renewable energy- electrical power systems from Curtin University, Australia, and an advanced training and research certificate in environmental science from United Nations University, Geothermal Training Program, Iceland. She has several years of experience as a senior energy officer of the Government of Saint Lucia, with involvement in many climate change and mitigation projects. She has represented the Government at many forums and meetings both nationally and internationally. She previously worked as an educator in the subjects of physics and mathematics. Benise is a member of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) roster of experts and has previously participated in reviews of Biennial Update Reports (BURs).
In addition, Benise is a trained CPR Instructor and holds a certificate in post-disaster needs assessment. She loves volunteering, and watching sports, in particular basketball and cricket. She is a former mentor of the WIRE network (Women in Renewable Energy Network) and supports youth development. Benise believes in hard work, dedication, and continuous development.
Brittany Meighan is a Programme Associate at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) with the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (MRV Hub). Her work involves providing technical and institutional guidance for measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation actions in Hub countries.
Brittany also dedicates her efforts to strengthening regional institutional capabilities in GHG inventories and management by blending technical know-how with everyday practicality.
She is a Belizean national, with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Galen University and the University of Indianapolis, as well as a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto in Brazil.
Brittany has previously worked with the Government of Belize and the Alliance of Small Island States, having gained extensive experience in the field of climate change, UN processes, and environmental international law, as well as climate change policy and project implementation at national and regional levels.
She attests her growing passion to the field of climate mitigation to the coordination of Belize’s Fourth National Inventory Report (NIR) and First Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the UNFCCC and her own capacity delivered through regional initiatives such as the CCMRVH. She is also a UNFCCC review expert of Biennial Update Reports for developing countries.
Brittany is a member of the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network also enjoys traveling and new cuisines.
Ahyana is a Technical Support Associate at the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (MRV Hub), with the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF). Ahyana supports the development of tools and other regionally-pooled institutional arrangements that empower countries to efficiently establish MRV systems, develop GHG inventories, mitigation assessments, and track NDCs.
She is a Grenadian environmental scientist that holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. George’s University in Grenada. She received her master’s degree in Environmental Science & Engineering from the UNEP Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development in Shanghai, China. She is also trained in climate finance acquisition proposal writing and project management. She is the Vice President of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Grenada Chapter. Previously, Ahyana worked in the private sector as a science educator, where she inspired young academics to pursue their passions relentlessly and espouse their role as responsible global citizens.
Ahyana is a lover of all things nature, art, and culture; and a firm believer in lifelong learning. Her love for nature and sustainable practices lead her to become involved in community advocacy and challenges her to continuously seek ways of practicing conscious consumption and decreasing waste production in her own life.
Kalifa Phillip is a Technical Support Associate with the Caribbean Cooperative
Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Hub (MRV Hub). Kalifa supports the Modelling and Projections Programme in assisting countries with conducting mitigation assessments to complete various UNFCCC reporting requirements. She also supports coordination and organization of MRV Hub capacity-building events, outreach with member countries and performs other administrative roles.
She is a Grenadian national, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Process Engineering, from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. During her tenure at UWI, she conducted research into various climate change decarbonization technologies, industrial symbiosis, and desalination practices. As a member of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Grenada, she is an advocate for climate action throughout the Caribbean. Her advocacy efforts are highlighted through her committed involvement in CYEN’s project entitled: Improving National Capacity for Sustained Engagement and Action of Climate Change (SEAC) Project, in Grenada. This project aims to equip young people with the tools and skills necessary to advocate for local climate action.
Previously, Kalifa worked in one of Grenada’s leading financial institutions where she acquired knowledge of financial management and customer service. This experience has equipped her to serve as the Rotaract Club of Grenada’s Finance Director (2022 – 2023).
One of her life goals is to find innovative ways to contribute to the development of Grenada’s Energy & Agricultural sectors, and by extension the Caribbean, utilize both academic and non-academic knowledge. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, cooking, hiking, and exploring new restaurants/cuisines.
Quincy is a Project Support staff person at the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (MRV Hub), with the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF). Quincy supports the MRV Hub in communications, outreach, coordination, and organization of MRV Hub events. He manages the MRV Hub contacts database and project & events calendars.
He is a Marine, Wildlife and Conservation Biologist and a certified Caribbean Conservation Leader from Grenada. Quincy is also the Education Outreach Officer for Gaea Conservation Network and Grenadines Seabird Project Assistant for the Environmental Protection in the Caribbean. In addition, he volunteers his time as a bat biologist assisting veterinary students of St. George’s University in their research on bat species of Grenada.
Quincy enjoys his time outdoors conducting biological research and surveys or just enjoying the beauty of nature. He believes that education is a strong pillar in dealing with conservation issues and climate change misconceptions.