Gov’t assembles team of experts for high-level meeting on oil & gas

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Cabinet Ministers will be given the opportunity to engage “global thinkers and experts” on natural resources management on Wednesday –an initiative organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Ministry said the initiative is part of the Government of Guyana’s agenda to prepare for petroleum production in 2020, and beyond.

“The Government’s objective is part of an ongoing effort to move preparations to a deeper level of engagement on issues such as prioritising spending on infrastructure, agriculture and social programmes, inter-generational savings, geopolitical considerations, legal and institutional strengthening, benefit sharing and engagement and involvement of the people of Guyana, to name a few,” the Ministry said.

The event will be facilitated by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, through its New Producers Group. It will feature world-renowned experts Sir Paul Collier, noted Professor of Economics at Oxford University, Sir Shridath Ramphal; Caribbean Statesman and International Advisor, Mr. Eric Parrado; former Manager of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Chile, Amb. Patrick Duddy; Lecturer, Duke University, Dr. Valerie Marcel; Chatham House Fellow, Prof. Matthew Andrews; Harvard, Kennedy School of Government, Prof. Peter Harrington; Harvard, Kennedy School of Government, Mr. Patrick Heller, Advisor, Natural Resource Governance Institute, and Dr. Paloma Mohamed, University of Guyana.

This caucus is expected to lead to further similar engagements in a scheduled and programmatic way in the months ahead.

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