Climate change, waste and water management, governance and sustainable economic and social development are major challenges for the Caribbean today. The region comprises more than 40 territories within 1500 km, with populations varying from 2000 in Saba to around 12 million in Cuba or Haiti, and economies ranging from high to low-income countries. Such diversity lowers the capacity of a single State to face these challenges by themselves. Cooperation between stakeholders is therefore necessary to design and implement efficient regional and local solutions.
Unite Caribbean brings its expertise across linguistic and territorial borders to support regional cooperation projects, foster the conditions for improved knowledge and experience sharing and promote the sustainable development of the region.
Strengthen, unite, implement are Unite Caribbean key messages for a more prosperous and resilient Caribbean.
Unite Caribbean’s identity is defined by its unique mission: answer the caribbean challenges by developing regional cooperation, encouraging networking and knowledge sharing.
Unite Caribbean relies on two complementary skills to promote and support cooperation in the Caribbean:
These two competencies complement and enhance each other. They make us unique. They are our core strength.
Unite Caribbean’s actions are based on several fundamental principles:
As a social economy firm, Unite Caribbean apply business principles and efficiency to achieving social and societal objectives, and its corporate purpose is specifically to contribute to the sustainable economic and social development of the Caribbean.
Unite Caribbean apply these principles internally, giving a priority to gender equity, the promotion of diversity and its leadership pledge to cap salaries and to limit salaries gap within the team.
The climate and environmental commitment of Unite Caribbean is not limited to advising local and regional actors or implementing projects. The firm developed strict guidelines in terms of sorting and recycling waste, and, mindful of its carbon footprint, Unite Caribbean carries out the necessary actions to limit its carbon emissions and compensate them.
Finally, Unite Caribbean established strict social distancing protocols and promotes working from home to ensure the well-being of its teams during the COVID19 pandemic.
We advise our partners and implement projects in the entire Caribbean region.
Unite Caribbean was born at the heart of the Caribbean with the ambition to contribute to the sustainable development of the region by promoting stakeholders and countries cooperation. The firm’s strength rely on its core senior staff and a trusted network of specialised experts. Unite Caribbean team gathers talents and years of experience in policy design, cooperation projects, international development aid, and civil society organisations.
Jocina Alexander joined Unite Caribbean as the Financial and Administrative Assistant. Prior to that, she served as a Junior Relationship Officer at an Insurance Brokerage Firm where she did Accounts, Reconciliations, and Relationship Maintenance. She was awarded Accounts Certificates and Credits from the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) and Monroe College. She recently graduated from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE St. Lucia) with a Spirit of Awards and Certificate. For the past 4 years, Alexander has been the Vice President of Chanzo, an affiliate of the Saint Lucia National Youth Council; a youth group built on the foundation of human rights and Social Advocacy to promote safe spaces, dialogue, and activities for young people. When she’s not keeping busy with work and personal development, you can find her creating memories with close-knit family and friends.
Damien Bauchau has 22 years of professional experience in the international cooperation and development sectors in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean within international NGOs, Public Development Agencies and the French Diplomatic Network. He has a postgraduate degree in urban planning and local development and in organisational management. Unite Caribbean benefits from his skills and expertise particularly in the areas of local governance, the strengthening of civil society organisations and the structuring of actions and projects for the networking of actors.
Laure graduated from an engineering school, ECE Paris, and a business school, Audencia Business School. She worked for over 4 years at EY as a consultant in the digital health and medico-social sectors. Sensitive to the challenges of sustainable development, she is now sharing her experience in consulting and project management with Unite Caribbean. Laure likes to spend her Sundays hiking and cycling in the great outdoors.
Chelcee Brathwaite has extensive experience of development projects in the Caribbean, specialising in international trade and development. Her areas of expertise include trade and environment, e-commerce, innovation and industrial policy, food security and youth development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international trade and a master’s degree in international trade policy. With skills in qualitative and quantitative research, report writing, business development, project management and stakeholder analysis, she uses her experience to bring about meaningful change in the Caribbean. Chelcee has an advanced knowledge of French and Spanish and enjoys adventurous activities such as motorcycling and hiking.
Benoît is responsible for project and process quality control at Unite Caribbean. With a background in law, he was trained in project management through civic service in an NGO and a Masters in humanitarian project management at the Bioforce Institute. Initially a junior consultant with DAI Europe, he then gained his first field experience in Haiti with Initiative Développement, working on a local governance project. Benoît is passionate about climbing and natural areas, which he wants to preserve and promote to the general public.
Alissa Charles serves in the capacity of Finance and Contracts Officer with Unite Caribbean Ltd. She has over five years’ experience in the accounting field, which spans from the private sector to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). She is currently pursuing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification as she aspires to be a Chartered Accountant in the long term. Alissa enjoys hiking and camping during her free time. She lives by the famous words of Helen Keller, ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.’ Alissa brings to Unite Caribbean her unique accounting skills along with her enthousiasm.
An experienced international development professional and entrepreneur, Thomas Chollet is the co-founder and CEO of Unite Caribbean. Prior to Unite Caribbean, Thomas was Deputy Director-General of the French Technical Agency for International Development (AFD Group) where he developed industry-specific strategies for the agency’s operations to become a major international development company. He developed expertise in institutional capacity building and public sector reforms working both as an international development consultant and for the French Government. His interests include community development and youth involvement into international development. Thomas is a member of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants, and hold two Master’s degrees, in Industrial Engineering and in Public Administration.
Dale Cozier is an Engineering and Environmental Consultant with over 22 years of experience, specialising in the application of circular economy principles in waste management and recycling solutions that leverage available technologies to the Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organisations in the Caribbean. Between 2015 and 2019, he managed a portfolio of environmental projects for the Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago which exceeded an aggregate value of USD$ 37 million. Between 2009 and 2014, Dale held an operational management role with Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre Inc. where he led his team in the execution of a successful solid waste management solution on the island. Dale is one of the founding members of an organisation that mentors and teaches At Risk Youth life skills.
A graduate of Sciences-Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Juliette is a young professional specialising in international relations. With an M2 in “Risks and Development in the South” from Sciences-Po Bordeaux, Juliette is trained in the management of international cooperation projects. After doing a university exchange in Bolivia and civic service with an NGO in Colombia, she developed a real interest in analysing development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now involved in the fight against domestic violence, Juliette brings her full motivation and enthusiasm to Unite Caribbean. A passionate theatre-goer and avid reader, Juliette enjoys cultural life in all its forms.
Yorick Mames is a consultant at Unite Caribbean, he is involved in the implementation of consulting contracts and grant projects. Over the course of his young career, he has developed expertise in conducting surveys and analysing public policies. He holds a master’s degree in political science in development and international cooperation and is passionate about Caribbean sociological issues.
Maryline Mangenot has more than 15 years of experience in designing and implementing communications and advocacy campaigns at the highest level in non-governmental organisations in France, Thailand and South Africa. She holds a Masters in Political Science and pursues a MSc in Sustainable Development at University College Dublin. Maryline enjoys traveling and trail riding. She brings to Unite Caribbean her international experience and expertise in strategic communications, public campaigning and advocacy along with in-depth knowledge of civil society, gender and climate change issues.
With 30 years of experience in the fields of operations management, project management and waste management, Ronald Roach is an advocate for improved waste management across the Caribbean. Before joining Unite Caribbean as the Director Water and Waste, Ronald was a regional consultant and he is the former CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Ltd charged with providing strategic vision, planning and operational leadership. Ronald also serves as a director at the Caribbean Water and Waste-Water Association, advocating for a regional solution to waste management problems. Ronald holds a post-graduate certificate in Environmental Management from the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. He also has formal training in quality management, environmental management, natural resources management and disaster management.
Odré Valbrun is a doctoral candidate in Environment and Climate Change. He is a Haitian engineer and agronomist with two master’s degrees: Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests and Sustainable Environmental Management. He has more than 15 years of experience in Haiti, the last 7 of which have been on climate change mitigation and adaptation, greenhouse gas inventories and environmental and social safeguards in development projects. Within Unite Caribbean, Odré brings his technical expertise and field experience. He is a lover of nature to which he believes our generation has a responsibility as well as to future generations.
Fabrice Terrier holds a BA in Political Sciences from Laval University and is passionate about international relations and music. He lived in 9 different countries in Europe, Africa and North America. Fabrice worked for 2 years for the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada before becoming an advisor for the Quebec Development agency where he supported educational institutions in their international recruitment strategies. Fabrice brings to Unite Caribbean its strong knowledge of the educational sector and of international development strategies.
Shamayra Cameau joined Unite Caribbean as Accounting and Administrative Manager. She has over 8 years’ experience in the private sector in Guadeloupe, working for organisations such as the Veolia group and the Caisse Générale de Sécurité Sociale. When she’s not busy with her work and family life, she volunteers with local and international associations.
She brings to Unite Caribbean her knowledge of financial management, her rigour and her good humour.
Join our team to contribute to the sustainable development of the Caribbean!
Unite Caribbean is headquartered in Guadeloupe, French West Indies, with a branch in St Lucia, Unite Caribbean Ltd.
With its in-depth knowledge of Caribbean expertise, Unite Caribbean also works with a network of experts around the region: OECS member States, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Dutch-speaking countries and European overseas territories.
Join the Unite Caribbean network to develop and implement regional cooperation projects, explore and disseminate Caribbean know-how, and build lasting links between territories.