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John Edward Greene


Professor John Edward Greene Ph.D., a Guyanese national, was appointed as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in the Caribbean in 2012. Professor Greene has a long regional and international career in the fields of academia, social sector development, poverty alleviation, organizational development and AIDS. In 2000, he joined the CARICOM Secretariat as Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development. Highly sensitized to the AIDS situation in the Caribbean, Professor Greene crafted the blueprint for the establishment of the Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) recognized in 2004 as an international best practice in the response to AIDS. For his contribution to the region in health, HIV and human and social development, in October 2010 the Government of Suriname invested him with its second highest national honor, Grand Officer in the Order of the Yellow Star. The Caribbean Youth Ambassadors Corp bestowed on him the Life Time Youth Award for his pioneering role in the region’s youth and development agenda.​ Dr. Greene is founder of Global Frontier Advisory, where he draws upon his expertise as a development Scientist and practitioner with over 30 years of experience as a political economist, social policy researcher, negotiator, advocate, fundraiser, and community organizer to provide guidance and advise. He specializes in Health and Human Development, Education and Training, Climate Change and Environmental Protection, Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls, Poverty Alleviation and Youth Leadership.” His leadership program for youth works with SIDS DOCK.

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