U.S. Health Advisors partner with Guyana’s Ministry of Health to strengthen COVID-19 response and public health supply chain

Expressing support for this initiative, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch said, “Through this strategic partnership, the United States Government, through USAID, is bolstering Guyana's capacity to combat COVID-19 and optimize public health supply chain management, contributing to the country's overall health resilience and progress toward a healthier future.  We remain a committed and resolute ... Read More»

USAID “Water for All” Pitch Competition open to youth and business entrepreneurs in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

The USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean office is pleased to launch the Water for All Pitch Competition, seeking entrepreneurs located in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region to submit game-changing innovations that focus on the water sector. The pitch competition aims to bring regional awareness and drive action to promote water sector resilience in the ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at the International Energy Conference Panel Discussion: Skills Development and the Future of Work

One way to create more jobs in Guyana will be the introduction of more reliable and less expensive electricity.  For too long, high electricity costs have stymied Guyanese manufacturing.  As Minister Ashni Singh often notes, it’s unfortunate to drink a juice in Guyana that comes from fruit grown in Guyana but that was processed in ... Read More»

USAID AND CARICOM Partner to Develop an Environment for Resilient Business and Investment in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Climate variability is a global challenge that affects the region’s economic growth, food security, public health, and livelihoods. Building resilience to prepare and respond to the impacts of climate change takes many forms and relies on strong and innovative partners.  Similar to other regions in the world, significantly constrained economic growth across the Eastern and ... Read More»

USAID Commits Additional US$22.8 Million to Support Caribbean Development Goals

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional US$22.8 million in new funding for 2022 to support Caribbean regional development goals related to climate resilience, youth security, information and communication technology, private sector engagement and health. Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at International Youth Day Virtual Webinar

As we work on this transformation, we need to provide the opportunity and space for youth to articulate what challenges they face, then devise and implement solutions to those challenges.  We have to encourage youth, and also provide you a space to lead.   Read More»

U.S. Donates 52,800 Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines to Guyana

As part of the COVID-19 Global Action Plan to increase COVID-19 vaccinations around the world, end the acute phase of the pandemic and strengthen global health security, the United States is proud to announce a shipment of 52,800 Pfizer pediatric vaccines to Guyana earlier today. This brings the total number of vaccines donated to Guyana ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at the opening of USAID second virtual Climate Symposium

We recognize that more support is needed to both expand the region’s agriculture sector and climate proof investments in food production. Under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 the U.S. Government has committed to accelerating the development and adoption of climate and disaster resilient approaches in the region’s priority economic sectors, including ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at USAID-funded Economic Development Accelerator

Honorable Dr. Ashni Singh, Senior Minister, Office of the President, with responsibility for Finance, Other Government Representatives, Ms. Oslene Carrington, CEO, Guyana Economic Development Trust, Ms. Tanya Wilcott, Senior Manager, Business Solutions Unit, GTT, Staff of USAID and the Guyana Economic Development Trust, Participants from the Economic Development Accelerator program, Members of the Media, Ladies ... Read More»

United States Plans to Provide Further $1.5 Million for Urgent COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance in Caribbean Countries

USAID has provided nearly $63 million in COVID-19 assistance to the Caribbean since the beginning of the pandemic to address health, humanitarian, and economic impacts. This includes over $7 million for partner countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region. In addition to the over 300,000 vaccine doses from the U.S. Government to Guyana, USAID’s partnership ... Read More»

USAID and Peace Corps celebrate 60 years

In a reception to celebrate the 60-year anniversaries of both the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Peace Corps, Ambassador Lynch hosted a reception with H.E. President Irfaan Ali and other distinguished guests. USAID’s partnership with Guyana predates the country’s independence, dating back to the creation of the Agency in ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers Remarks at COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop, Region 2

The United States is proud to continue our partnership with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and the Guyanese people through initiatives like this to continue to raise awareness about the pandemic, the importance of getting vaccinated for your safety and the safety of your families, and the Government of Guyana’s response to this public health ... Read More»

USAID Helping to Build the Agricultural Processing Sector

December 13-14, 2021. A Virtual Pitch Presentation is being held to advance as many as 15 Guyanese agro-processors from the first phase of the USAID-funded Economic Development Accelerator (EDA) program that launched in June 2021. The EDA is a platform for small and growing agro-processing businesses in Guyana. Under its umbrella of support, EDA provides ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Economic Development Accelerator (EDA) Business Pitch Event

The growth and development of these businesses, which will help diversify the economy, and your ability to create employment for fellow Guyanese, contributes to the “prosperity for all” that should highlight this period in Guyana’s history. And, the United States will remain your committed partner in building the economic cooperation between our two countries. Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires at USAID/CARICOM Portfolio Review

I am honored to announce today an additional 2.5 million U.S. dollars in assistance from the historic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, that builds on the previous COVID-19 support provided to Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries. This assistance will provide support for the operational costs of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, outreach activities to reduce vaccine ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks at Handover Ceremony of USAID COVID-19 Tent

Through this partnership with the Ministry of Health, these ten tents will provide opportunities for rural communities to set up vaccine operations, while eliminating the need for patients to travel, and hopefully, eliminate some vaccine hesitancy.  I’m very grateful to the Minister and his leadership to encourage every Guyanese to get vaccinated, and the Ministry’s ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at CariSECURE Citizen Security Conference

However, for a crime to form part of the official statistics, it must be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities.  If not, that unreported crime goes undetected, unchallenged, and the offenders remain unidentified. This unreported crime is known as the “dark figure of crime” and the subject of this seminar. Read More»

USAID Launches Regional Development Cooperation Strategy

Regional Representative, USAID/ESC, Clinton D. White said, “The American people, through USAID, are partnering with the people of the Caribbean to move education, health, economic development, gender equality, climate change resilience, and prosperity forward, so they are able to have opportunities to better their lives and to promote stronger and safer communities.” Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in Observance of World Refugee Day 2021

Across the globe millions of people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, persecution or repression.  Right in our own hemisphere, the Venezuelan exodus is one of the largest mass migrations in the world, as people continue to leave their country in search of life’s most basic needs – food, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch and USAID Regional Representative at Joint Press Conference

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mr. Clinton White to Guyana. As the USAID regional representative for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, he’s visited Guyana previously, but not since the pandemic, so we are very glad to see him back with us this week. And, there is certainly ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at USAID Climate Change Symposium Opening Ceremony

As part of the Biden Administration’s whole of government approach to addressing the climate challenge, USAID has been tasked with developing a new Agency Climate Strategy by November 1 to be released at COP26. This will incorporate all sectors of USAID’s work, where possible. USAID’s Eastern & Southern Caribbean (ESC) Mission was selected as one ... Read More»

USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean’s Regional Representative Clinton White Visits Guyana

To emphasize the U.S. Government’s focus on regional and government partnerships, climate change, public financial management, and private sector-led growth, USAID Regional Representative Clinton White is in Guyana to meet with government officials, CARICOM representatives, leaders in the business community, youth representatives and members of civil society organizations. This will be Mr. White’s first meeting ... Read More»

USAID/ESC Announces Virtual Climate Change Symposium

USAID/ESC’s symposium aims to renew and strengthen existing partnerships in the region by encouraging dialogue and sharing information and opportunities on climate change. With its opening session on June 16, the event will feature representatives from the U.S. Government, CARICOM, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, and other regional organizations. It will conclude in the ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Launch of Guyana Extractives Industry Transparency Week

Good governance is the responsibility of everyone. USAID’s Guyana Extractives Sector Transparency (GYEST) Project and other U.S. Government partners are working with the Guyanese government, the private sector and civil society to support Guyana’s stewardship of its natural resources and wealth. Read More»

USAID Announces $3.8 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid for People Affected By Volcanic Eruption in Saint Vincent

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $3.8 million  in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano on the island of Saint Vincent. This additional support from the United States will provide thousands of people in Saint Vincent with emergency food assistance, access to safe drinking water, ... Read More»

USAID/ESC Call for Concept Papers

The USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) Mission has issued a call for concept papers for a Youth and Local Government activity in Guyana. Through this three-year $4.5m activity, USAID/ESC will support increased youth participation in local governance and local elections and work with youth and other partners to build trust and cooperation among communities. ... Read More»

USAID Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) program recognized in closeout event

The CFYR program celebrated its accomplishments during an online closeout event on Monday September 28, which marked its success to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. Fifteen communities in Guyana, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis were selected as the focus for the program’s activities.   Ambassador Lynch ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at CFYR Virtual Closeout Event

The CFYR program has definitely left its mark and has provided valuable lessons of evidence-based methods to reduce crime and violence among youth, families and communities. The program has also hosted knowledge sharing forums, bringing together youth, government representatives, the private sector and other non-government partners to share lessons learned and best practices in violence ... Read More»

Building Disaster Resilience in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Recognizing the important role that communities play in building resilient countries, USAID is also partnering with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under a new activity that started on August 3, 2020 entitled, “Building Community Resilience in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean”. Under this initiative, USAID is contributing USD $1 million to strengthen coastal communities to become ... Read More»

The United States Provides Assistance to Guyana to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government has committed an additional $1.7 million (USD) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean. The United States, via USAID, is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Guyana, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment. ... Read More»

U.S. Funds Project on Transparency and Good Governance in the Extractive Industries

The discovery of vast offshore oil reserves in 2017 constituted a milestone for the Guyana’s economic prospects and is expected to rapidly propel Guyana’s economy upward. During this transition period, transparency, accountability and good governance will determine Guyana’s ability to responsibly manage its extractive resources and ensure revenues benefit the Guyanese people, and this program ... Read More»

Remarks by Seth Wikas, Guyana Desk Officer: Resiliency and Capacity Initiatives in the Caribbean

Over the past year, the Department of State and U.S. Coast Guard have been working with Guyana’s Department of Energy and its Civil Defence Commission to assist with the development of its National Oil Spill Contingency plan. With Guyana’s oil resources coming online imminently, we commend the Guyanese government in its foresight to develop this ... Read More»

DCM Cullinane Remarks at USAID/CFYR Workforce Development Initiative Graduation

The training, offered by the Volunteer Youth Corps in partnership with the Georgetown Technical Institute, is aligned to the needs of the labor market. To date, I am happy to say that 385 youth are trained and 93 placed in employment. Our hope is that graduates can now take advantage of the opportunity available under ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch Applauds USAID/APC on Key Accomplishments

The U.S. Government recognizes that community-based organizations are important partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and we commend the tireless work of the men and women who reach communities with services in order to improve and save lives.  These community organizations are key to getting prevention messages to communities, especially those most at ... Read More»

USAID Supports CariSECURE Police Reporting Management Information System (PRMIS)

CariSECURE is one component of our broader Youth Empowerment Services project, which seeks to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence. Today, the Guyana Police Force is making a significant stride closer to that goal. Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at USAID Zika Maternal and Child Survival Program Closeout

Today, thanks to continuous and dedicated work to curb the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, reported Zika cases have decreased. The significant decrease in cases compared to this time last year suggests that the risk of infection with Zika is minimal in Guyana. However, debate continues within the scientific community not as to IF there will ... Read More»

Ambassador Remarks at USAID BLES Graduation Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch USAID BLES Graduation Ceremony – Georgetown Thursday, April 2, 2019 Acknowledgements: Samantha Williams, Assistant Chief Education Officer – Nursery, Ministry of Education Christopher Jones, Director of Sport, Ministry of the Presidency Rawle Dundas, Chief Executive Officer, Professional Development Enterprise Courtney Brown, Country Manager of USAID’s Community, Family & Youth Resilience program ... Read More»

USAID donates climate monitoring equipment to Government of Guyana

Through the U.S. Government’s three-year Climate Change Adaptation Project, we are dedicating US$10 million to creating an integrated system for the development and financing of adaptation measures to counter the impact of climate variability.  The equipment being handed over today was purchased under this project. Read More»

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Salutes Graduates of USAID Social Crime Prevention Training

It is a great honor and privilege to represent the United States Government at today’s graduation ceremony, and to salute you outstanding members of the Guyana Police Force for successfully completing training in Social Crime Prevention. You should be proud of your accomplishments, and even more so of the impact that this training will have ... Read More»

USAID Trains Health Workers on Zika Maternal and Child Survival

The multi-faceted project Zika Project, implemented throughout the region, supports vector control, maternal and child health, and behavior change communications.  The Zika Project is also partnering with dedicated public health specialists to improve the capacity of providers to counsel pregnant women and their partners on the risks of Zika infection to newborns.  Mass media campaigns ... Read More»

USAID Partners with Stakeholders on Malaria Prevention

The U.S. Government has provided long-standing support to the region, helping partner countries like Guyana adapt malaria prevention and response interventions to local contexts.  Working with our local stakeholders, we continue to focus on key needs, taking your strategic priorities and strengths into account, to make the best use of limited resources. Read More»

Ambassador Holloway Launches USAID Local Capacity for Local Solutions Projects

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at today’s launch of the “Local Capacity for Local Solutions” Project. This U.S. Embassy-supported US$8 million dollar initiative represents an ongoing partnership with Guyana and the nine other countries of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region. It also demonstrates our collective commitment to promote more ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at CariSECURE National Task Force Launch

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at today’s launch of the CariSECURE National Task Force.  The Task Force has a critical role to play in contributing to the reduction of crime and violence in Guyana and the region as a whole. The Caribbean Citizen Security Toolkit implementation represents in depth collaboration ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 241st Independence Anniversary

I am normally not overly protocol conscious, nor too long, but tonight is a special night and this is the one event where I make an exception, so bear with me. His Excellency President David A. Granger and the charming First Lady Sandra Granger Ex-Presidents Donald Ramotar, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Samuel Hinds Hon. Prime Minister ... Read More»

United States and Guyana Formalize Commitment to YES Program

Guyanese youth who are at risk of involvement in crime and violence will receive greater support and more opportunities for alternative pathways thanks to a recent re-commitment made by the Government of Guyana and the United States Government. Christopher Cushing, the Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Mission Director for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at Closeout of USAID Youth and Citizens’ Participation Project

Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be present today to acknowledge the outstanding work of the United States Government’s Youth and Citizens’ Participation project over the past 12 months.  As a friend of Guyana, the U.S. Government is pleased to support citizens’ education for Guyana’s first local government elections in 22 years and the efforts to ... Read More»

USAID SKYE Program in Guyana Successfully Concludes

U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway joined Government of Guyana Presidential Advisor Aubrey Norton, and other key stakeholders, to recognize the successes of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project, and mark the conclusion of the program. In delivering the feature address, Ambassador Holloway lauded the SKYE program, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at the Launch of USAID/Youth Empowerment Services Project

Good Morning.  Thank you for joining us here today.  I’m very happy to participate in the launch of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project here in Guyana.  The U.S. government is pleased to continue its many years of work in the area of citizen security here in Guyana ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway As USAID/SKYE Program Concludes

    It is a pleasure to be here today representing the U.S. Government at the formal close out of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment, also known as the SKYE project.  As you have heard, since its inception in 2011, SKYE has achieved important results and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Holloway: Close Out of Supply Chain Management System Project

Working with the Ministry, the SCMS project, developed computerized systems for requesting, tracking, storing, and distributing all the Ministry of Public Health’s drugs and supplies. This system has the ability to track every product and transaction from the time the product is received at the warehouse to the time it is sent to a health ... Read More»

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment for Guyana

GEORGETOWN -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to release the final report for the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment for Guyana.  The assessment, conducted with the full knowledge of the government, examined political change and democratization in Guyana, analyzed core democracy and governance issues, actors, and institutions in the country ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: Ministry of Communities SLED Fund Award Ceremony

The SLED objectives are consistent with the U.S. government’s development efforts in Guyana, particularly those pursued under the $7.7 million USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) program.  This was the central reason for the establishment of a partnership between SLED and the SKYE program.   Read More»
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