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    Announcement: Guyana Diaspora Conference

    ALL ARE INVITED!!!

    The UNIVERSITY of GUYANA invites you to participate in the FIRST DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017 from July 23 to 28, 2017 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess in Georgetown, Guyana.

    Share and benefit from invaluable educational sessions allowing you to network with policymakers, businessmen, academics, and civic leaders.

    Start by indicating your interest to register by CLICKING HERE.

    CONFERENCE THEME

    The theme, Dreaming Diaspora Engagement, Doing Diaspora Engagement has been chosen in recognition of the fact that much has been said in the last two or three decades about the potential of the diaspora in national and regional development. Indeed, many Caribbean countries have introduced policies and programmes aimed at mainstreaming their diaspora into nationals and regional growth and development. There, however, remains a need for more dialogue and investigation into how the various policies and intents can be actualized.

    The conference will host a number of panels, business roundtables and multimedia presentations on key thematic issue areas such as:

    Identify Issues in the Caribbean Diaspora Experience;
    Best Practices in Diaspora Engagement;
    The Role of Hometown Associations;
    Remittances and Beyond;
    Diaspora Trade, Exports and Tourism;
    Business Opportunities for Diaspora Investment;
    The Caribbean Diasporic Community in the 21st Century;
    Imaging and Imagining the Diaspora;
    The Role of the Diaspora as Brand Ambassadors; and
    Launching Guyana's Diaspora Engagement Strategy

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    CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

    The objectives for this conference are to:

    1. Discuss global best practices in Diaspora Engagement Policies and Practices and strengthen Partnerships with Diaspora Organizations;
    2. Engage the Diaspora in facilitating the pursuit of entrepreneurship, innovations, and social and human capital opportunities;
    3. Enable Diaspora and Homeland Citizens to give back to Guyana tangibly and experience some of the nation's beauty; and
    4.

    Launch the Caribbean Diaspora Engagement Centre to institutionalize engagement in research, outreach, and talent management, among other things.

    PROGRAMME & DATES
    Day 1 Sunday,
    July 23, 2017
    Arrival & Welcome Reception (19:00hrs / 7:00pm)
    Day 2 Monday,
    July 24, 2017
    Opening Plenary, Academic Panels & Papers
    Day 3 Tuesday,
    July 25, 2017
    Presentations from Government, Private Sector, Civil Society
    Day 4 Wednesday,
    July 26, 2017
    2nd Education Resource Ambassadors' (ERA) Conference
    Day 5 Thursday,
    July 27, 2017
    'Know Your Country' Day & Give Back Market Place
    Day 6 Friday,
    July 28, 2017

    Closing Plenary, Official Installation of Vice-Chancellor, Cultural Night Event

    CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

    There would be 3 - 4 presenters in every session. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes each.

    1. Abstract of up to 250 words should be submitted on or before April 14, 2017.
    2. Acceptance letters for proposals will be e-mailed by May 12, 2017.
    3. Presenters should indicate if their formal presentations will be in PowerPoint format.
    4. An executive summary of the paper (2-3 pages) must be submitted no later than June 16, 2017.

    Send proposals (include name, address, contact details, institutional affiliation) along with short bio to:


    ugdiaspora@uog.edu.gy

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    CONFERENCE VENUE

     

    Conference Venue:
    Ramada Georgetown Princess

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    Arrangements are being made for discounted rates (Double Occupancy) at Ramada Georgetown Princess for presenters and delegates.

    www.ramadageorgetown.com

    NOTE: Presenters would be expected to fund their own travel and local accommodation to the conference.

    A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS

     

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