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News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Mar. 22, 2019: Guyana’s top tertiary institution is again counting down to another Diaspora conference.

The University of Guyana will host its second ‘Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference’ this July 21-25, 2019 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel under the theme: ‘Cultural Diversity and Innovation: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape.’

University officials are targeting participants from the Guyanese Diaspora globally as well as from Guyana and the wider Caribbean.

The conference, according to a press statement, seeks to generate new understanding about engagement opportunities with the Guyaense Diaspora and to assist policymakers, NGOs, entrepreneurs and researchers to further integrate Diaspora voices in development conversations.

Additionally, there will be opportunities for hometown associations and local businesses to showcase their work and products respectively, seek technical assistance and invite investment.

In commenting on the conference, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said: “The University of Guyana is committed to collaboration with the Guyanese Diaspora globally to implement programmes to facilitate engagement and entrepreneurship and to enhance our understanding of the ways in which skills within the Diaspora can contribute to the development of Guyana and the wider Caribbean.”

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