GUYANA: “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora” – May 22, 2021, at 9 AM ECT (1 PM UTC)

Dear Diaspora Organisation,

In keeping with His Excellency President Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s promise to aggressively pursue the involvement of the Diaspora in national development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation will host its first Virtual Diaspora Conference under the theme “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora”, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 9 AM ECT (1 PM UTC).

The conference will provide a platform for the Government to reaffirm its commitment to Diaspora engagement and to garner feedback from the Diaspora on its plans to engage and involve the Diaspora in Guyana’s development.       

An electronic registration form is available at this link https://www.minfor.gov.gy/virtual-diaspora-conference-2021-registration/which can be accessed on the Ministry’s website.

Due to the limitation of the virtual platform, only the first 1,000 registrants will be allowed into the conference. All other attendees will be able to view the conference on YouTube and Facebook. Provisions will be made for the latter to send in questions to panelists.

 To raise awareness of the Conference, we kindly ask that you share the event via social media and within your organisation.

Kind regards,

Diaspora Unit – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

“Takuba Lodge” 254 South Road & Shiv Chanderpaul Dr.,

Georgetown, Guyana

+592 226-1606-8 ext. 249, 310, 342, 262

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  • Bernard  On 05/12/2021 at 11:57 pm

    Who is minding the chicken coop?

    We say to Mr Ali and company: protect our forest and our resources. Be wary of foreign snakes trying to sweet talk you into signing ‘good deals’.

    Last year Ali was seen coddling the big snake from DC ( Mike Pompeo). Does any intelligent Guyanese truly believe that Mike Pompeo cares about the well-being of Guyanese? What do you think was the real reason he was in the country?

    Ali was so damn clueless. I was sickened to my stomach. Keep your eyes peeled, fellow Guyanese! See something, say something!

    Bernard

  • Clyde Duncan  On 05/13/2021 at 4:40 pm

    Good afternoon,

    I hope this email finds you well in these difficult times

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Canada-Guyana Chamber of Commerce (CGCC).

    The CGCC was launched in December of 2020 and is a non-partisan institution dedicated to building on the long history of positive relations between Canada and Guyana to strengthen co-operation and opportunities between the two countries. With offices in both Canada and Guyana, the Chamber facilitates investments and partnerships for enterprises to successfully compete for projects which are key to Guyana’s imminent economic transformation.

    Opportunities in Guyana for innovative businesses with vision and capacity to deliver are immense. It is projected that by 2025, Guyana could be the world’s most oil-intensive economy, surpassing Kuwait and other Gulf states.

    By 2028 Guyana’s lift output is conservatively projected at 1.1m barrels per day. Guyana will be the 11th nation to reach the billion-barrel milestone. This will translate into significant economic growth for the country and diverse opportunities in infrastructure development, renewable energy, ICT, and housing, as well as new focus on the sustainable development of traditional sectors such as mining, forestry and agriculture.

    Add to this the needs of Suriname’s nascent oil and gas industry just across the border, and the opportunities for Guyanese based businesses are boundless.

    The CGCC will help organisations navigate the prospects available, and network with entrepreneurs, decision makers and others to facilitate business opportunities and public administration initiatives.

    I would be grateful if you could indicate your interest in meeting me virtually so I can learn about you and your organisation and discuss ways in which we can develop synergies.

    For more information on the CGCC please visit http://www.cgcc.gy.

    To view a recording of our December 2020 Virtual Launch or the Chamber’s Roundtable with Guyana’s Senior Minister with Responsibility for Finance you can visit: https://cgcc.gy/events/ .

    Additionally, if you have not yet done so I would encourage you to register for the MAY 22, 2021 VIRTUAL DIASPORA CONFERENCE at https://www.minfor.gov.gy/virtual-diaspora-conference-2021-registration/.

    The conference will provide a platform for the Government of Guyana to garner feedback from the Diaspora on its plans to engage, enable and involve the Diaspora and most importantly, for the Diaspora to understand that the Government of Guyana is serious and remains committed to fostering diaspora participation in the process of national development.

    With regards,

    Natalia Seepersaud ∙ Chief Executive Officer ∙ Canada-Guyana Chamber of Commerce

    nseepersaud@cgcc.gy ∙ (592) 641-7741

  • Clyde Duncan  On 05/17/2021 at 12:16 pm

    An interested party asked:

    I need more info. — including the primary objective of this initiative.

    Answer: The conference is being planned by the Diaspora Unit of the Ministry.

    In keeping with His Excellency President Irfaan Ali’s promise to aggressively pursue the involvement of the Diaspora in national development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation will be hosting its first Virtual Diaspora Conference under the theme “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora”.

    The conference will provide a platform for the Government to garner feedback from the Diaspora on its plans to engage, enable and involve the Diaspora and most importantly, for the Diaspora to feel that the Government is serious and remains committed to fostering their participation in the process of national development. Trade and investment, youth engagement, volunteerism, philanthropy, and more will be discussed.

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