Introducing the SIDS Focal Points

SIDS Focal Points


karunaw Karuna Rana (Mauritius)  — Deputy Organising Partner for SIDS
Karuna is 26 years old and speaks English, French, Hindi and Mauritian Creole. Organisations / affiliations: 1. SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (Role: Co-Founder and President), 2. One Young World (Role: Ambassador) 3. UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook for Youth Editor.  She has been involved with the UN Major Group of Children and Youth since 2011 in a variety of roles to push for awareness of SIDS impacting Sustainable Development issues. You can contact her on  <>
  Kelvin Anthony (Fiji) — Global SIDS Focal Point
 Kelvin is 25 Years old. He speaks: English, Fijian & Fiji-Hindi. Organisations / Affiliations: Pacific Network – Fiji Country Coordinator, 2. SIDS Youth Pacific – Fiji Network (Core working group member) 3. Commonwealth Climate Change Youth Network (CYCN) – Pacific Coordinator. You can contact him on <>
sam_1953Tahere Siisiialafia (Jamaica & Samoa)  — Deputy Global Focal Point 24 years old. Speaks English & Samoan. Organisations / Affilitations: 1. Really Make A Difference Ltd 2. Baha’i Community Development (Junior Youth Animator) in Samoa, Fiji, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Jamaica. 3. Pacific Youth Council.  You can contact her on  <>
WarrenWarren Chanansingh (Trinidad and Tobago) — Deputy Global Focal Point
 Warren is 22 years old. Organisations / Affiliations: 1.The Silver Lining Foundation 2. Gender and Youth Advocacy Network. 3. One Young World 4. UNFPA Trinidad and Tobago Youth Advisory Group (YAG) 
You can contact him on: <>.
ginaGina Lisselle Rosario Díaz (Dominican Republic) — Caribbean Focal Point 
She speaks French, Spanish, and English. Gina is 23 years old.  Organisations / Affiliations: Green Hope DR and Caribbean Youth Environment Network. You can contact her on: <>
Alian Ollivierre (Barbados)  — Caribbean Focal Point
Alian is a 27 years old legal & political science consultant and entrepreneur. During her time as focal point she hopes to generate change.  Whether that is change within the mindAlianset of the Caribbean region, in terms of children and the youth becoming more involved and/or aware about the implementations happening globally which affect them directly or indirectly or whether there is change within the UN allowing for more of an involvement from the youth within SIDS, where necessary, to move forward with plans such as sustainable development. Organisations / Affiliations: Barbados Youth Development Council (iVolunteer Barbados). You can contact her on : <>
janice2Janice Soraia Fortes da Graça (Cape Verde) — — AIMS Focal Point
Janice speaks Portuguese and basic English. She is 27 years old. Janice aims to work for the inclusion and empowerment of youth from all AIMS SIDS region with special attention on minorities groups. Organisations / Affiliations: 1. Corpo de Voluntários Corações Abertos (for youth students in all universities in São Vicente/ Cape Verde) –  coordinator 2. AIMS SIDS youth network. 3. Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) 4. Liga das Associações Juvenis de São Vicente 5. The World We Want Consultation and Post-2015 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals discussion promoter. You can contact her on <>
Krishnee Appadoo (Mauritius) — — AIMS Focal Point
26 years old. speaks English and French.  Organisations / affiliations: 1. Global Shapers Community (initiative of World Economic Forum). 2. UNESCO SIDS Youth Network. 3. Rotaract club of Port Louis 4. Alumi network of ICC Interns. You can contact her on <> 
GIBSON SIL GALAGibson Sil Gala (Papua New Guinea) 
He is 23 years old and speaks Pidgen.  Organisations / Affiliations: Pacific Small Island Developing States Youth Network (PSIDS). Gibson looks forward to work with you all as a team to achieve our aims, goals and objectives. You can contact him on <>
Eric Poe (Samoa)  Organisations / Affiliations: – Coordinator, Samoa National Youth Council and representative of the Pacific Youth Council.<>
Emily Erasito (Fiji) – Organisations / AffiliationsGeneral Secretary, National Youth Council of Fiji and representative of the Pacific Youth Council. <> 

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