Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund


Founder Member Directors represent the Economic Development Portfolio in the Government of Saint Lucia, the Saint Lucia National Trust, and the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association. Non-Government Directors are from the Saint Lucia Co-Operative Credit Union League Ltd., the Soufriere Marine Management Association, Inc.; the Saint Lucia Bar Association, Caribbean Youth Environment Network Saint Lucia Chapter, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

The Board of Directors direct the business of the SLUNCF and exercise all powers of the Fund in accordance with and subject to any restrictions imposed by the Articles of Incorporation and any legally binding agreement entered on behalf of the SLUNCF and any applicable law or regulation.

The Executive Committee which is responsible for governance; the Technical Advisory Committee which is responsible for Grant Making and providing advice on scientific matters; and the Resource Mobilization Committee which is charged with raising funds to further increase the Capital in the Trust Fund.

In 2018, SLUNCF opened its offices, with a new Chief Executive Officer, and an initial staff. The important milestone for this year is definition and issuance of its first call for proposals, a result of its partnership agreement with the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), who has provided the first tranche of resources to the SLUNCF under their Endowment Fund Facility.

Asha-Gaye Cowell
Program Officer, Conservation Finance
Asha-Gaye Cowell is the Conservation Finance Program Officer. She has a diversified academic background, which includes a BSc. Economics and Statistics with first class honors, MSc. International Public and Development Management and a Visiting Fellowship Certification from the University of Oxford where she studied Behavioral Economics along with Strategy and Ethics. Complementing her academic prowess is a cross-section of professional experiences, including work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), UNECLAC, USAID, the Permanent Missions of Jamaica to the UN, among others. With extensive civic involvement, volunteerism, and strategic partnerships, Asha is very passionate about leadership, international and regional development, economics, youth and climate change.

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