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Regional Environmental Hubs


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (East African Hub)


Hub Officer: Jessica Megill
Entoto Street
PO Box 1014
Office: 251-011-130-6303

Regional Environmental Specialist: Yeneneh Teka
Regional Environmental Office for East Africa
US Embassy
Office: 251-111-306334

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of African Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Burundi, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Key Issues: Transboundary waters, wildlife trafficking, climate change

Gaborone, Botswana (Southern Africa)


Hub Officer: Donald Brown 
PO Box 90
Gaborone, Botswana

Office: 267-373-2257

Hub Assistant: Phatsimo Kwenane
Office: 267-39-53-982 Extension 2378
Fax: 267-39-57-259

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of African Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Key Issues: Sustainable development and transboundary collaboration on shared natural resource management, with a focus on water and wildlife to include transfrontier conservation areas; promoting collaboration within the SADC region on disaster management, including drought mitigation and avian influenza pandemic preparedness.

Accra, Ghana (West and Central African Hub)

Hub Officer: Karen Bel 

24 Fourth Circular Road
Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Office: 233-21-741-417
Fax: 233-0-244-333-709

Regional Environmental Program Assistant: Isaiah Tuolienuo
Office: 233-030-274-1839

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of African Affairs Bureau.
  • Countries Served: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • Key Issues: Sustainable management of tropical forests and wildlife, desertification, fisheries and pollution issues.


Suva, Fiji (Pacific Hub)


Hub Officer: Mark Mineo
31 Loftus Street, PO Box 218
Suva, Fiji
Phone: 679-331-4466, Extension 8166
Fax: 679-330-2998

Regional Environmental Specialist: Sandeep K. Singh
Phone: 679-331-4466, Extension 8210

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
  • Countries and Territories Served: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands,Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna.
  • Key Issues: Climate change, sustainable development, sustainable ecosystem management and conservation, sustainable oceans and fisheries management, and health and technology.

Bangkok, Thailand (East Asia Hub)


Hub Officer: Tahra Vose
120-122 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
OR APO AP 96946, USA
Phone: 66-2-205-4712
Fax: 66-2-254-2839

Regional Environmental Specialist: Kanchana Aksorn-Aree
Office: 66-2-205-4609

Hub Assistant: Ripon Zaman
Office: 66-2-205-4469

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Key Issues: Sustainable management, including law enforcement of forests, water, and biodiversity resources; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, avian influenza, dengue and others; hydropower and dam construction; air and water pollution.


Copenhagen, Denmark (Baltic and Nordic States Hub)


Hub Officer: Susan Delja
Dag Hammarskjold Alle 24
2100 Copenhagen
PSC 73, APO AE 09716
Office: 45-33-41-73-83
Fax: 45-35-42-70-94

Regional Environmental Specialist: Bo Gregersen
Office: 45-33-41-7294

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Denmark (including Greenland), Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden. Also works with ESTH colleagues in Russia, Poland, and Germany.
  • Key Issues: Climate change negotiations, Arctic Council Issues, renewable energy development, environment, health, and science and technology cooperation.

Budapest, Hungary (Central and Eastern European Hub)


Hub Officer: Raffi Balian
Szabadság Tér 12
H-1054 Budapest, Hungary
Office: 36-1-475-4956
Fax: 36-1-475-4027

Regional Environmental Specialist: Anett Zellei
Office: IVG 990-4456

Regional Environmental Specialist: Tibor Kovacs
Office: IVG 990-4439

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland (excluding Baltic Sea issues, handled by REO Copenhagen), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Ukraine.
  • Key Issues: Sustainable development, Black Sea environmental issues, transboundary water management, health, domestic good governance, science cooperation, and environmental components of Balkan reconstruction.


Amman, Jordan (Middle East and North Africa Hub)


Hub Officer: Elizabeth Hattingh
Office: 962-6-590-6621

Regional Environment and Science Assistant: Yara Abulaban
Office: 962-6-590-6356

  • Regional Bureau: Near Eastern Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
  • Key Issues: Transboundary and common issues in the region, such as climate change, desertification, solid waste, and water resource management, as well as environmental health, and infectious and non-communicable disease.  The Hub promotes science and technology innovation, Arab-Israeli scientific cooperation, and the advancement of women in scientific fields.


Kathmandu, Nepal (South Asian Hub)

Hub Officer: Ari Nathan 
PO Box 295
Kathmandu, Nepal
Office: 977-1-400-7200, Extension 4197
Fax: 977-1-400-7272/76

Regional Environmental Specialist: Jay Pal Shrestha
Office: 977-1-400-7200, Extension 4205

  • Regional Bureau: South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau.
  • Constituent Posts: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • Key Issues: Regional cooperation on environmental compliance, water, biodiversity, and climate change.

Atana, Kazakhstan (Central Asian Hub)

Hub Officer: Robyn McCutcheon 
Koshkarbayev Str. No. 3
Ak Bulak 4
Astana, Kazakhstan
Office: 7-3172-70-21-00
Fax: 7-3172-34-08-90

Scientific Affairs Assistant: Marzhan Srymova 
Office: 998-71-120-5450, Extension 2136

  • Regional Bureau: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
  • Countries Served: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Key Issues: Regional management of sustainable development issues and shared water resources.


San Jose, Costa Rica (Central American and Caribbean Hub)


Hub Officer: Viki Limaye
920-1200 San José, Costa Rica
Office: 506-2519-2392
Fax: 506-2519-2311

Hub Officer: Diego Acosta 
Office: 506-2519-2389

Environmental Specialist: Shannon Thomas
Office: 506-2519-2383

  • Regional Bureau: Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Countries Served: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Bermuda, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago, and Panama.
  • Key Issues: Wildlife trafficking, marine conservation, and environmental cooperation under the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) Free Trade Agreement Environmental Cooperation Program.

Lima, Peru (South American Hub)


Hub Officer: Andrew Griffin 
Av. La Encalada Cdra. 17, s/n
Monterrico, Lima 33
Office: 51-1-618-2710
Fax: 51-1-434-4095

Regional Environmental Assistant: Adriana Quevedo
Office: 51-1-618-1279

Senior Environmental Advisor: Ricardo Toledo
Office: +51-1-618-2417

  • Regional Bureau: Western Hemisphere Affairs.
  • Functional Bureau: Oceans and International Environmental & Scientific Affairs
  • Countries Served: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • Key Issues: Artisanal and small scale gold mining, water pollution, and marine conservation and debris.


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