Dr Robert Carr
The Fund is named in the honour of Dr Robert Carr, to recognize his memory and work. Robert Carr died of heart failure in May 2011, at the age of 48. Robert played a central role in global and regional work to defend human rights and progress global, regional and Jamaican responses to AIDS. Inspired by the life and work of Dr Robert Carr, the Fund takes as its principle focus inadequately served populations.
Robert was the executive director of Jamaica AIDS Support, and founder and Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition. At the time of his death, Robert was Policy and Advocacy Director for ICASO. He occupied many other public roles, including member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights and the UNAIDS PCB NGO delegation, co-chair of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS and co-chair of the Board of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV. Robert’s impressive career includes a large number of publications, journal articles and presentations.
Robert was a beloved son, brother and uncle who lives on in our hearts forever. The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund embodies his passion for supporting vulnerable communities and protecting their human rights across the world
—The Carr Family