Dr. Thomas Singh


Thomas is Director of the University of Guyana’s GREEN Institute and Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Economics. He has worked in academia, the public sector (the Guyana Forestry Commission, Bank of Guyana, and Privatisation Unit) and the private sector (with an environmental and economics consulting company in the US).  His teaching and research have been in the general areas of applied microeconomics and econometrics, with a particular interest in environmental and natural resource economics and management, institutional and behavioural economics; and econometrics.  Most recently he has organised the annual green economy workshop series, and was responsible for the establishment of the UG’s GREEN institute.  He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent (UK), where his dissertation was “To Trust or Not to Trust Others: Norms, Interactions and Institutions”. Thomas is an active member of Guyana’s civil society and also the founding president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Guyana.

Dr. Anna Perreira


A Guyanese-Canadian national, Anna is Coordinator of the University of Guyana Growth in a Resource-Abundant Economy and ENvironment (GREEN) Institute, Head of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Research Committee, Vice President of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences Guyana Chapter, and lectures in the Departments of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning. Since 2003 her professional industry experience has spanned territories in the Caribbean and North and South America. Her focus is on sustainability in the Built Environment and implementation of the UN’s SDGs in underserved communities. She holds a BSc. in Architecture (UG), MSc. Urban and Regional Planning (UWI – thesis supervised at McGill), Graduate diplomas in Community Economic Development (Concordia University) and University Teaching (University of New Brunswick) and a PhD in Construction Engineering and Management (UNB).  She is also an accredited LEED Green Associate.

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