Second GWLI workshop for Region Six women leaders – part of the Government’s improve women social protection and provide equal opportunities

DPI, Guyana, Friday 18, 2018

Women leaders in Region Six, East Berbice-Corentyne, Local Democratic Organs (LDOS) were the beneficiaries of a second workshop, designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge, and skills, to establish themselves as effective leaders in their respective communities.

The two-day exercise began on May 17, and is hosted by the Guyana Leadership Institute through the Ministry of Social Protection in collaboration with Guyana Women’s Leadership Institute.

The exercise session will allow the participants to learn time-tested techniques and practical ideas which are geared at empowerment and capacity building for the participants actively involved in community development.

The workshop was opened by Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Karen Cummings. She commended the organisers for creating the necessary space to engage the women in leadership training. The Minister reminded that the government is continuing its effort to improve their social protection and provide equal opportunities for training and employment.

“I am confident that this programme will help you increase knowledge about your own value and vision as well as enhance your capabilities as a leader, manager and team contributor”, the minister said.

Also, in attendance was Deputy Permanent Secretary attached to the Ministry of Social Protection, Adrian Ranrattan who noted many women are now, branching into owning micro-enterprises, especially with the assistance of the Ministry of Social Protection.  He said it is imperative that training of this nature and institutions such as GWLI continue to push for gender equality and “press for progress.”

This workshop is being conducted at Facts Community Hall, Number 78 Village Corriverton, under the theme “Gender and Local Government: Female Decision Makers.

The first workshop in the region was hosted on April 19-20, in New Amsterdam.

By Tanuja Raikha

Images by Tanuja Raikha