President David Granger will deliver the keynote address to declare the opening of the First University of Guyana Diaspora Engagement Conference, on Monday, July 24, at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, in Providence, Guyana, where the week-long forum will aim to rebuild and re-band the university.
Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, during the opening session, will welcome speakers from the Diaspora and the homeland. The Project Renaissance will include presentations by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine of the New York City Department of Education, Dr. Indianna Minto-Coy, Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies, Mona and Chat Bowling, director, Guyana Diaspora Inc. from Russia, and Dr. Raquel Thomas Caesar, director, Resource Management and Training, IWOKRAMA Int. Center for Rainforest Conservation and Development, Guyana.
Topics of discussion are Insights for a Guyanese Diaspora Policy; Towards a Multi-Dimensional Process of Diaspora Engagement; The Diaspora Challenges; The Private Hindu College; Best Practices in Diaspora Engagement and Diaspora Engagement for Tourism Growth in the Caribbean with emphasis on Tobago.