United Guyanese Diaspora Global Network Corp (UGDGN) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization established for charitable purposes. Directors from Canada, U.S., Caribbean, and Guyana will govern the organization to bring together Guyanese individuals and associations across the globe to work collaboratively for social and economic development in Guyana.
UGDGN is committed to promoting and encouraging active diaspora engagement for social and economic development in Guyana by utilizing the collective strengths and potential of a united Guyanese diaspora. We seek to foster transformational change, innovation, and create a prosperous and harmonious Guyana for all Guyanese.
UGDGN has the responsibility to be the premier global diaspora organization for all Guyanese diaspora organizations and individuals. To harness the full power and potential of Guyanese around the world to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to re-circulate talent and expertise, transfer knowledge, invest, and contribute to propelling positive social change and economic growth in Guyana.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”-Helen Keller
Building bridges to connect with the homeland.
- Back-To School supplies for Primary School students in Guyana
- Mapping-Skills Survey of Guyanese Diaspora in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Developing a Skills-Gap Assessment in Guyana with the IOM
- Negotiating discounts for diaspora communities from money transfer companies, shipping companies, airlines, and tour operators and hotels in Guyana
- Diaspora Youth Engagement
- Diaspora Youth Leadership Conference (New York, Florida)
- Launch chapters in London, Toronto and Antigua
Organizations Register Here
Who Can Participate
Anyone with an interest in the social and economic well-being of Guyana can participate.
All are involved; all are consumed-Martin Carter
What Are Diasporas?
A diaspora can be defined as a group of persons who have migrated and their descendants who maintain a connection with the homeland. The U.S State Department defines diasporas as migrant grounds that share the following feature: dispersion, whether voluntary or involuntary, across socio-cultural boundaries and at least; one political border; a collective memory and myth about the homeland; a commitment to keeping the homeland alive through symbolic and direction; the presence of the issue of return; although not necessarily a commitment to do so; and a consciousness and associated identity, expressed in diaspora community media, the creation of diaspora associations or organizations, and online participation. – Dilip Ratha and Sonia Plaza