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PANCAP Coordinating Unit (PCU)

The PANCAP Coordinating Unit (PCU) services the Partnership. The PCU is located at the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana, and complemented by the Secretariat’s operating departments.The PCU has three distinct roles: (i) as the Secretariat of PANCAP, (ii) as a Support Agency and (iii) as a Financing Agency.

PANCAP Secretariat

  • The PCU supports and coordinates the Organs of PANCAP:  the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM), the Priority Areas Coordinating Committee (PACC) and any technical working group. In this regard, it provides technical, administrative and financial support to PANCAP meetings;
  • provides support to the PACC in coordinating regional Priority Areas plans with agreed regional intervention indicators;
  • organizes through an independent agency, periodic external technical audits of the regional programme; and
  • mobilizes resources on behalf of the PANCAP membership

Support Agency

The PCU undertakes some regional interventions including being the repository of information on national and regional HIV and AIDS interventions. In this role, it facilitates the sharing of information and promising and best practices which facilitates enhanced coordination of PANCAP’s activities. The PCU is also an advocate in the Caribbean’s response to the epidemic. In its advocacy role, it promotes, among other things, a multi-sectoral response and an enabling environment to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Financing Agent

The PCU, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, is currently the fund holder for donor partners fund (e.g. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and PEPFAR). These funds are granted to regional support agencies to undertake agreed activities.

PCU Staff


Director of the PANCAP Coordinating Unit
September 1, 2023
Dr. Wendy Telgt-Emanuelson

Dr. Telgt-Emanuelson will lead PANCAP’s dialogue with CARICOM governments, international donors and partners, and other stakeholders, in the continued implementation of a coordinated and structured regional approach for an AIDS-free Caribbean. She will lead the PANCAP Coordinating Unit to ensure the delivery of regional public goods that will support national programmes and advance PANCAP’s regional objectives.

A Surinamese national, Dr. Telgt-Emanuelson holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Health from the Central University of Nicaragua, a Master of Science Degree in Public Health from Walden University, USA, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioural Science from Andrews University, USA.

Dr. Telgt-Emanuelson brings to PANCP a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic health policy development and will certainly serve to advance the work of the Coordinating Unit in its programme planning and execution in the continued fight against HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean region.

Andrea Michelle Halley

Secretary to the Director of the PCU
10 Years

Duties and Responsibilities

Andrea is a veteran employee PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat whose role as Secretary to the Director of the PCU involves providing administrative support in maintaining the Director’s schedule, logistical issues and the information flow between the Office of the Director and other parties.

With great ability at multitasking, Andrea prepares and coordinates executive reports while liaising with the wide range of personalities within the PANCAP partnership.

This experienced employee goes beyond what is required to coordinate negotiations with donor organizations such as USAID, PEPFAR, Global Fund and AHF.

She is also significantly involved in building relationships with key PANCAP stakeholders through crafting reports and correspondences that seek to inform and strengthen relationships with pivotal stakeholders including Heads of Government.

Most days Andrea can be found working beyond normal business hours to plan and implement strategies to boost the capabilities of the Director of PANCAP and serve the overall efficiency of the PANCAP Coordinating Unit.

Nickosha DeNobrega

Documentation Assistant
2+ years

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Find and retrieve information from files in response to request from authorised users
  • Catalogue and code all books, documents, reports, CDs, DVDs, for easy storage and retrieval.
  • Retrieve/compile and distribute electronic and hard copies of documents
  • Upload PANCAP’s archival and other documentation onto PANCAP’s share-Drive
  • Provide administrative support when needed
  • Extract relevant articles from newspapers, and magazines/journals and file such clippings under subject headings

Sharon Khan-Persaud

11 years

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide logistical and administration support for PANCAP meetings
  • To maintain stock of office supplies for the PCU
  • To provide communicative support to CBMP annually for Regional Testing Day Initiative
  • To provide information to the partnership as necessary
  •  To provide administrative support to Senior Accountant