The Guyana Economic Development Trust, an independent philanthropic organization, incubates and supports projects that develop the workforce and boost the private sector of Guyana. Today, Guyana is on the verge of an economic revolution that will forever change the country.  The Guyana Economic Development Trust offers its supporters U.S. tax deductibility on contributions, the ability to help equip Guyanese with the skills of the future, and the opportunity to play a role in the progression of the nation.

Workforce Development

Preparing youth with 21st-Century skills for the future

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Enterprise Development

Championing the growth of startup and small businesses

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Innovation PRIZE

Supporting early stage tech and agro-processing businesses

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LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION

The Guyana Innovation Prize

2018-2019

The Guyana Innovation Prize is a competitive grant that awards pre-seed funding to commercially viable research in agro-processing and tech from students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Guyana

The Guyana Innovation Prize

2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

REBECCA HARRIS

To formulate a more natural, inexpensive product that can be used to fight against various fungal infections.

The Guyana Innovation Prize

2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

TANDIKA HARRY
Application of beeswax and cassava starch to extend the postharvest life of mangoes

The Guyana Innovation Prize

2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

LISA N. DUBLIN
Identifying an inexpensive activated carbon that is effective at improving water quality.

The Guyana Innovation Prize

2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

JUANELLE MARKS

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT): Towards Unlearning Learned Helplessness

The Guyana Innovation Prize

2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

SHAVON SHARIF
Vinasse as an organic fertilizer on crops belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family