UNDP Guyana and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Government of Guyana organized and hosted a seminar on the Sustainable Management of the Extractive Sector in Guyana from 14-15 November 2012. The seminar also benefited from collaboration with the UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy (BDP), the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), and the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA).

 

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The main objectives of the seminar were:

  • To increase knowledge of participants on effective natural resource management, and
  • To identifify options for managing the extractive sector for development in Guyana

The timeliness of the seminar was welcomed by stakeholders given that Guyana is a producer and exporter of key minerals such as gold and bauxite. Major off-shore oil explorations are also taking place, which indicates that the country could soon become a major oil exporter. The revenues earned from hydrocarbon and minerals offer opportunities to finance the country’s development, especially its advances towards becoming an upper-middle income country.

The seminar was attended by policymakers, heads of international and local private companies involved in natural resource extraction in Guyana, as well as civil society representatives. In addition, there was participation from resident UN agencies, donors and academia.

Day 1 of the seminar had three sessions that focused on:

  1. Mining and Guyana’s Development – perspectives from the Private Sector
  2. Risks and Opportaunities of Resource Extraction: The Resource Curse and Beyond, and
  3. Legal and Voluntary Responsibilities of Enterprises in the Mining Sector. To obtain a copy of the presentations made by the distinguished speakers at the even please click on the hyperlinks below.

 Presentation

 Speaker

icon The Resource Curse_ Evidence and Policy (688.06 kB)

Degol Hailu, Senior Advisor on Economic Governance, UNDP

icon Lessons in CSR for Guyana Extractives Sector (774.76 kB) Joe Sellwood, Director, South America, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
icon Risks and Opportunities of Resource Extraction (70.76 kB) Zorigt Dashdorj, Dashdorj and Dashdorj Partners LLC

icon Legal and Voluntary Responsibilities of PETROTRIN (670.5 kB)

Avryl Mohammed, Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist, The Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago

icon CSR Best Practice in the Extravtive Sector (5.24 MB)

Simona Marinescu, Director UNDP’s Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development

 

Day 2 of the seminar had four sessions focused on:

  1. Revenue Generation and Utilization,
  2. Accountable Use of Natural Resources,
  3. Environmental Sustainability and
  4. Community Interventions and Corporate Social Responsibility for sustainable extractive sector development.

To obtain a copy of the presentations made by the distinguished speakers at the event please click on the hyperlinks below.

 Presentation

 Speaker

icon Resource Revenue Utilization Diversification and Structural Change (696.39 kB) Degol Hailu, Senior Advisor on Economic Governance, UNDP

icon Community Interventions and CSR (1.37 MB)

Joe Sellwood, Director, South America, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
icon Community interventions and corporate social responsibility (1.86 MB) Nigel Dharamlall, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Amerindian Affairs

icon OIL EXTRACTION- A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago (5.66 MB)

Avryl Mohammed, Senior Health, Safety and
Environmental Specialist, The Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago

icon Safety and health at work (2.37 MB)

Yuka Ujita, Specialist, Occupational safety and Health ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean

icon Accountbaility and transparency in the extractive sector_Guyana_TL (750.28 kB)

Tsegaye Lemma, BDP/UNDP

icon Inclusive Procurement leveraging (2.11 MB)

Simona Marinescu, Director UNDP’s Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development

icon Environment Sustainability (3.38 MB)

Indarjit Ramdass, Environmental Protection Agency, Guyana