Time to Think! Regional Consultation for Region 6 – June 8, 14 and 18,  2018  -Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy

The Department of Environment, Ministry of the Presidency, in collaboration with the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) Coordinating Office/UN Environment, is pleased to announce the upcoming regional consultations for the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) scheduled for June 8, 14 and 18 in Region 6. The GSDS consultations will be conducted across Guyana’s 10 regions, this will begin with the three coastal regions, from May to June 2018. The consultations will ensure participation of citizens, as required under the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

The consultations are hosted by the Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) and convened in collaboration with the Ministry of Communities (MOC) and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MOIPA), with support from the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). Region 6 consultations will be held at:

  • New Amsterdam – Berbice High School on Friday, June 8, 2018;
  • Corriverton (Upper Courantyne), on Thursday June 14.
  • Rose Hall Town (Courantyne), on Monday June 18; and
  • Baracara Village (Upper Canje River) – details on timeline to be finalized.

All meetings commence at 09:00 hrs and conclude at 16:00 hrs.

The objectives of the consultations are to raise awareness of the GSDS and to ensure that the people of Guyana can participate and contribute to the development of the GSDS by identifying and prioritizing their regional needs and expectations.

“Time to Think, Time to Decide, Time to Act” is the slogan used in promoting the GSDS process. The consultations are conducted under the first stage of this process  to enable citizens the, “Time to Think.”

During consultations all Guyanese will be encouraged to think, discuss and to communicate their ideas and vision on how Guyana should be developed economically and sustainably over the 20-year GSDS time frame.

Participants will learn about the “Framework of the Guyana Green State Development Strategy and Financial Mechanisms – a document developed through a similar consultation process in 2017 and approved by the Government of Guyana that has established key sectoral and thematic priorities of the GSDS.

Guyanese nationals, representatives of public/private sector and civil society groups are encouraged to come out, share their opinions and make their voice count.

“I would like the Green State Development Strategy to be implemented, as I believe it will create new industries and new jobs” said one participant from Central Mahaicony area in a previous consultation.

“Green is life, as such, the green economy is the way to go” said another participant from a previous consultation held in Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice. 


The Department oversees the activities of environmental compliance and management, protected areas development and management, national parks management and wildlife conservation and protection and has supervisory powers over the Environmental Protection Agency, Protected Areas Commission/National Parks Commission and the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission.

For more information, contact: Tel: +592 223-6313-4 Ext. 108

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About the GSDS Coordinating Office/UN Environment

The Coordinating Office of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) is operated by UN Environment and is located at the Department of Environment, Ministry of the Presidency in Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana. The Coordinating Office also serves as the Secretariat to the Inter-Ministerial and Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee, established to ensure effective consultations and contributions to the GSDS from public and private sector agencies, civil society groups and the people of Guyana. Contact the GSDS Coordinating Office at: +592 226-4040 (Ext. 273) or via email to: guyana.gsds.2018@gmail.com