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Photograph of the Community Benab's interior in Wowetta, Guyana. A Benab is a traditional communal meeting place for many of Guyana's Indigenous Peoples.  Benabs are made entirely out of natural material & are usually circular in shape.
Post-Pandemic Recovery in Guyana: Two Part Virtual Panel Series on Community-Centred Approaches
Guyana is currently undergoing major socio-economic transformation. Little attention has been given to the country's post-pandemic recovery, owing to the fraught political climate and sustained focus on the emerging oil & gas sector.

This two-part panel series seeks to address this gap by drawing attention to community-centered development approaches in two pillars of the country's future trajectory, Guyana's Indigenous Peoples and its Diaspora.

Join us for the panel discussions and moderated audience question period on:

Thursday, April 29th, 2021 7:00 PM (Georgetown Time) for Panel 1: Self-Sufficient and -Sustaining Communities: Indigenous Riverine and Hinterland Communities

Panel I Panelists:

-Jean LaRose, Executive Director of Guyana's Amerindian People's Association (APA)
-Johan David, Agribusiness and Value Chain Specialist at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA Georgetown)
-Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar, Director at the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development


Friday, April 30th, 2021 7:00 PM for Panel 2:
Post-Pandemic Community Engagement Challenges: The Guyanese Diaspora

-Professor Alissa Trotz, Professor of Caribbean Studies and the Director of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto
-Gillian Williams, United Nations Project Consultant in Social Impact and Diaspora Engagement
-Professor Wazir Mohamed, Professor of Sociology at Indiana University East

For more information please contact bcheong@uoguelph.ca
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