National Focal Points (NFPs)

A focal point is the person or institution designated by a government to represent the Party (member of a convention) between meetings of the Conference of the Parties (decision making body) in its routine dealings with the Secretariat in matters involving the convention. This includes activities like communications, dissemination of information, representation at meetings, responding to various requests, collaboration with other stakeholder groups, monitoring, promoting and facilitating national implementation of the convention. The relevant NFPs for the CBD and its Cartagena Protocol may be contacted as follows:

Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms Joanne Deoraj
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Planning and Development
Eric Williams Financial Complex
Finance Tower, Level 14
Eric Williams Plaza, Independence Square
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago




CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) NFP and Protected Areas NFP
+1 868 627 9700 (Tel)
+1 868 623 8123 (Fax)
Mr John Radjman
Conservator of Forests
Forestry Division
Long Circular Road
St. James
Trinidad and Tobago
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) NFP
+1 868 622 4860 (Tel)
+1 868 628 5503 (Fax)
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Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms Lydia Jacobs
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Legal Affairs
72-74 South Quay
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago



Primary NFP and Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) NFP
+1 868 624 9480 (Tel)
+1 868 625 7048 (Fax)