Pernell Clarke

Pernell ClarkeMr. Clarke assumed the post of Specialist in the Observatory Section of CICAD in May of 2005 and, among other things, is responsible for coordinating the OID’s activities in the Caribbean region. These activities include providing the training, technical support and overall coordination for drug epidemiology surveys, biennial observatories meetings, the economic cost program, and the development of drug information networks and early warning systems on drugs. Mr. Clarke also provides direct technical support to member states and other CICAD units as they develop and implement projects and programs, and supports the development of sound drug policy.

Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Clarke served as the Director of the National Task Force on Crime Prevention, a research and development unit in the Attorney General’s Office in Barbados. Prior to this, he spent 5 years as the Research and Information Officer with the National Council on Substance Abuse in Barbados with responsibility for the national drug observatory.

Mr. Clarke is a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship, and has a MSc. in Health Economics degree from the University of York, England, and a BSc. in Economics with Management from the University of the West Indies, Barbados.