USAID Deputy Administrator visits Guyana

…to reinforce partnership with Guyana, Caricom

Boats along Burro-Burro river, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo)

Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Isobel Coleman, arrived in Guyana on Tuesday for a two-day visit aimed at strengthening ties between USAID and Caribbean nations.
Coleman’s visit underscores USAID’s commitment to supporting inclusive economic development, democratic governance, and climate resilience across the Caribbean region.
During her stay from July 9 to 11, Coleman is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks at the Caribbean Investment Forum, where she will emphasise USAID’s robust support for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The agenda includes high-level meetings with senior Guyanese Government officials and representatives from the Caribbean Community (Caricom). These discussions will reaffirm USAID’s commitment to collaborating with Guyana under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030).
In addition to government engagements, Coleman will engage with civil society leaders during her visit.
A highlight of the visit will be a roundtable discussion with prominent Guyanese business leaders and counterparts from the US government. The discussion will delve into pressing issues such as trade dynamics, labor market needs, and investment challenges in the Caribbean region.