Vintura Silva heads the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre for the Caribbean, and is also part of the Caribbean MRV Hub team. He has been with the UNFCCC secretariat since 2008. Before his current posting, he lead the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centres for Africa, Latin America and coordinated the office for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining UNFCCC, Mr. Silva worked as an international consultant on climate change mitigation and national GHG inventories. He has completed his doctoral studies in International Business Administration and holds Masters degrees in international Business Administration, Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.