OUR WORK

A Future of Possibilities

The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT) offers a unique opportunity for Guyanese and non-Guyanese, in and outside of the country, to support independent projects that advance the society via economic and workforce development. By connecting with the GEDT, supporters enable the organization to reach those independent individuals and organizations working toward the advancement of Guyana.

Workforce Development

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Code Guyana trains Guyanese in the technical skills for internships and placements with locally operating international firms associated with Guyana’s growing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sectors. Your contribution to support this project is 100% U.S. tax deductible.

Enterprise Development

Early-stage business founders are passionate and hardworking, typically making up for lack of experience with sheer grit. However, the rigors of running a business can wear on even the grittiest of founder. The Founder Coach project pairs startup founders, particularly those in the tech sector, with U.S. based executives in the same industries. Founder Coach uses tested apps  and virtual meetings to support Guyanese startup founders in building the skills to succeed.  Your contribution to support this project is 100% U.S. tax deductible.

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Guyana Innovation Prize

Entrepreneurship is a source of economic growth, which provides employment opportunities. Colleges and Universities are hotbeds of breakthrough thinking, research, and discoveries. The Guyana Innovation Prize provides pre-seed funding to commercially viable and scalable ideas in agro-processing and tech emanating from Guyana’s tertiary institutions. The Prize is awarded to the winning team of an annual Prize competition. Your contribution to this project is 100% U.S. tax-deductible.  

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