Guyana recently celebrated GIS day with the theme "Discovering Where we Live". The GIS day was attended by hundreds of school students showing enthusiasm in knowing about this technology. The Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud addressed the gathering with the emphasis that "Youths should embrace Geographic Information Systems"
Youths should embrace Geographic Information Systems as a career opportunity-Natural Resources Minister –as GIS Day observed
Georgetown, GINA, November 20, 2013
As the augural Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day was observed today with a series of activities, including an exhibition at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, youths were urged to grasp the opportunities in the field of geography.
Delivering the feature address to formally start the event, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud outlined the opportunities available to them in the sector. He highlighted the Land Use Policy, formulated with European Union support, which will be used to develop in a sustainable way the use of land across Guyana. The minister pointed out that the policy document will inform citizens, particularly potential investors about the availability and suitability of lands for various activities. “It is about allowing us to make smart, sensible and transparent decisions,” he said.