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Updated: Apr 25

This month we are spotlighting Brother Adrian for his leadership and entrepreneurship as a true pollinator!!  

Adrian Watson is a Jamaican nature lover by default, a beekeeper, geographer, zoologist and conservator by profession, a climate advocate by concern and the brain behind Honai Beez Apiary – a sustainable tropical beekeeping social enterprise that combats climate change using CNC-Routers to make eco-friendly bamboo beehives. They also offer beekeeping training to youth from low-income families and wards of the state. He has had the privilege to work on climate and biodiversity conservation issues which has allowed him to visit over 17 countries.

Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Zoology from the University of the West Indies at Mona and a Master of Science in Conservation and Land Management at Bangor University in North Wales as a 2021 Chevening Scholar. As an advocate, he has championed the cause of integrating the voice of youths and grassroots voices in the environmental protection and conservation sector. He has been working in disaster risk reduction, natural resources management focusing on biodiversity and climate change for the last 10 years.

Additionally, Adrian is a licensed UK and EU drone pilot continuing the pursuit of his environmental career aspiration as the Executive Director for a small think tank social enterprise consortium called Jamaica Environment Entrepreneurs' Advocacy Network (JEEAN) that seeks to aid social enterprises whose aims are to advance climate smart and nature-based solutions for the goals of biodiversity protection and ecosystems management.

This has led him to become a 2021 UNLEASH Global SDG Fellow, 2021 UNLEASH Plus Fellow, a 2020 REAP Agri-Tech Fellow, 2021 YLAI Fellow and a Two-time nominee of the Prime Minister's Youth Awards.

We are honored to have him as a member of our network and hope you join us in celebrating his work and accomplishments this April!!

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