About Us

The First Diaspora Engagement Conference 2017 is managed by the Diaspora Engagement Conference Planning Committee which has the following six (6) Sub-Committees:

Finance
Sub-Committee
  • Melanie Smith (c)
  • Komal Singh
  • Shoba Gaymes
  • Wayne Forde
  • Gerald Willabus
  • Eduardo Ali
  • Keith Waithe
  • Gillian Williams
  • Chet Bowling

Communications
Sub-Committee
  • Wayne Forde (c)
  • Paulette Paul
  • Shoba Gaymes
  • Michael Brotherson
  • Chet Bowling
  • Gillian Williams
  • Wazir Mohamed
  • Keith Waithe
  • Raquel Thomas

Editorial
Sub-Committee
  • Fitzgerald Yaw (c)
  • Lear Matthews
  • Vibert Cambridge
  • Indiana Minto Coy
  • Janette Bulkan
  • Wayne Ford
  • Gwyneth George
  • Alim Hosein

Logistics
Sub-Committee
  • Donald Ainsworth (c)
  • Sophia Darlington
  • Michael Brotherson

Guyana Tours
Sub-Committee
  • Raquel Thomas (c)
  • Melanie Smith
  • Roxroy Parris

Cultural Night
Sub-Committee
  • Keith Waithe (c)

Note: (c) - Chairperson

The Planning Committee and its Sub-Committees are supported by the DEC Secretariat
Diaspora Engagement Conference Secretariat
  • Prof. Ivelaw Griffith (c)
  • Dr. Keith Nurse
  • Dr. Fitzgerald Yaw
  • Ms. Tamika Profitt
  • Ms. Christina Bynoe
  • Mr. Daren Khan