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
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