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New Team Lead and Senior Advisor appointed to UNAIDS Caribbean Sub-Regional OfficeMr. Guwani will be responsible for leading the Sub-regional Team and overseeing support for the implementation of the Sub-Regional Programmes

September 11, 2018

The Partnership extends a warm welcome to Mr. James M. Guwani, recently appointed Team Lead and Senior Advisor at the UNAIDS Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, based in Kingston, Jamaica. He will be responsible for leading the Sub-regional Team and overseeing support for the implementation of the Sub-Regional Programmes and working closely with UNAIDS Country Offices in the Region to strengthen national and partner capacities for fast-tracking the AIDS response.

Mr. Guwani recently joined the Caribbean Sub-regional Team, effective 1 August 2018, from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RST ESA) based in Johannesburg, where he served as Regional Strategic Information Advisor and later Regional Programme Advisor.

He has been with UNAIDS since 2004 and has served as the Global Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Capacity Building Coordinator in Geneva, M&E Advisor in Uganda, Zambia, Guyana and Suriname, and the M&E Technical Advisor to Barbados. Prior to joining UNAIDS, James worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. Before joining the CDC, he worked with the American Red Cross in Washington DC, as the Senior Program Evaluator for the Red Cross HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Programs. He has a Doctorate in Medical Epidemiology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to attending Penn State, he received a joint MPH and International Development Studies Degree from Ohio University.

The Partnership anticipates a fruitful collaboration with Mr. Guwani at this critical stage of the Region’s HIV response.