Dr. Devon Gardner

Dr. Devon Gardner is an accomplished energy scientist and a key figure in the Caribbean energy sector. With a doctoral degree in chemical physics, he has made significant contributions to sustainable energy development. Dr. Gardner served as the Programme Manager (Energy) and Head of the Energy Unit at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat for over seven years. During his tenure, Dr. Gardner spearheaded critical initiatives that have shaped the region’s energy landscape. This includes developing  the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC), which promotes energy-efficient building practices across the Caribbean. He also contributed to establishing the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF), aimed at reducing financial risks associated with energy projects.  

Dr. Gardner’s work in Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) focuses on strategic energy planning and resilience. As the Head of Technical Programmes at CCREEE, he oversees critical initiatives such as the Project Preparation Facility (PPF) and the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH). Dr. Gardner’s commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions makes him a respected leader in the Caribbean energy landscape. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he brings a wealth of expertise to his role, bridging scientific knowledge with practical implementation. His passion for energy transformation continues to drive positive change in the region.