Vincent Sweeney

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Head, Caribbean Sub-Regional Office

Vincent Sweeney holds both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He was admitted to the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) as a full Member in 1989. He is currently Head of the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office for UN Environment Programme and was previously based in Nairobi, Kenya for 4 years as the Coordinator of the Global Progamme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (or GPA), located within the United Nations Environment Programme’s headquarters. The GPA addresses the priority pollutant sources of wastewater, marine litter and nutrients and is the host for the Global Wastewater Initiative, the Global Partnership on Nutrients Management and the Global Partnership on Marine Litter. He served for 10 years as Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute and has worked with water utilities in the Caribbean and in private consulting firms.