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Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow

Dianna Abiola DaSilva-Glasgow
Position: Researcher II, Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana

2012 Certificate of Participation Global Value Chain Analysis, Duke University, Centre for Globalization and Governance/University of the West Indies, Caribbean Center for Competitiveness
2012 Certificate of Participation: Trade in Services and Liberalization. World Bank e-learning Course
2006-2008 MSc. International Trade Policy: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.
2002-2006 BSc. Economics: University Of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown, Guyana.

Best Graduating Student, MSc. International Trade Policy (Distinction), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

• International trade and agricultural development in Guyana; specifically assessing the impact of sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards on agricultural trade given the emergence of these measures as regulatory barriers to international trade.
• International Trade and economic development issues for Guyana and the Caribbean
• Trade and social sector-related issues; including, treatment of labour in international trade, gender, health and poverty.  
• International development, globalization and regional cooperation, particularly, issues related to regional integration and development in the Caribbean region
• International trade and treatment of small island economies.
• Environment and trade

1. “Impact of Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Standards on Exports of Non- Traditional Agriculture Products from Guyana to the European Union, Barbados and the USA” (2008) – A research thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in International Trade Policy, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
2. “Country Cluster Mapping Exercise: Guyana” (2012). Research practicum submitted to the University of the West Indies as a requirement of the Cluster Development workshop, July 2012
3. “Global Value Chain Analysis of the Gold Jewellery Industry” (2013). Research practicum undertaken as a requirement of the Global Value Chain Analysis Workshop. Duke University, Centre for Globalization and Global Governance/University of the West Indies

1. Louis Dodson; Dianna A. DaSilva, (2013) “The Impact of Trade on Labour and Gender: A Case Study of Guyana” Transition Journal, Issue 43, 2013
2. Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow, Mark Bynoe (PhD), “Reflection on the Motives for Caribbean Integration and the European Union Experience Considered”. Chapter in the book “Contemporary Caribbean Issues”, Cambridge Scholars publishers (forthcoming)
3. Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow (2013) “Improving export diversification through industry clusters: mapping for potential clusters in Guyana ” (2013) Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana, Special Working Paper Series #3, 2013 (5oth Anniversary of the University of Guyana.
4. Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow (2012) “Non-tariff Barriers under the CARIFOUM-EPA: A Look at Food Safety Provisions”. (Work in Progress).
5. Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow, Mark Bynoe (PhD) (2012) “Strategic Response to Food Safety Standards- A Case Study of Guyana’s Fish Export Sector”. Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy
Volume 13, Number 2, Summer 2012
6. Louis Dodson, Dianna A. DaSilva, (2011) “Enhancing education delivery in Guyana at the general secondary school level: Opportunities for the use of computer-assisted instruction”, World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 8 Issue: 1, pp.55 - 67
7. Dianna A. Dasilva, (2011) “Impact of US HACCP Regulation on Export of Fish And Fishery Products From Guyana. Transition Journal, Issue: 40, pp 4-22.
8. Dianna A. DaSilva, (2010) “Are the benefits of the CSME real or imagined?” Unpublished essay. Unwritten for CARICOM Integration Quarterly Magazine, Issue 2.
9. Dianna A. DaSilva, “Strategic Response to Food Safety Standards- A Case Study of Guyana’s Fish Export Sector” Paper presented at Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development in the Americas, University of the West Indies- Mona Campus, Jamaica, July 28-30, 2009.

1. Louis Dodson, Dianna A. DaSilva, “Opportunities for the Use of ICT in enhancing the quality and coverage of education delivery in Guyana at the General Secondary School Level”. Paper presented at World Sustainable Development IX Conference, 2010 St. Lucia.
2. Dianna A. DaSilva, “Challenges to agricultural diversification-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards as Barriers to Non-traditional Agricultural Exports from Guyana.” Poster presentation at 7th Quest for Global Competitiveness Conference, Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel and Casino, San Juan Puerto Rico (March 2010)
3. Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow, Mark Bynoe (PhD), “Reflection on the Motives for Caribbean Integration and the European Union Experience Considered”. Paper presented at the Islands of the World XII Conference. H. Lavitty Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands, May 28-June 1, 2012.
4. Dianna DaSilva-Glasgow “Strategic Response to Food Safety Standards- A Case Study of Guyana’s Fish Export Sector”. InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture/ University of the West Indies, July 28-30, 2009
5. Dianna A. Dasilva, (2011) “Impact of US HACCP Regulation on Export of Fish And Fishery Products From Guyana. 7th Quest for Global Competitiveness Conference, Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel and Casino, San Juan Puerto Rico (March 2010)

- Vice President of Education, Salcah Youth Federation, Guyana Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, Georgetown, Guyana
- Volunteer Member, Women Across Differences, Non-governmental Organization, Georgetown, Guyana

NATIONAL RESEARCHER /INFORMATION CONSULTANT: Trade Labour and Gender Project – (Component 2) Website Development, Women Across Differences/Caribbean Policy Development Center. The main objective of the consultancy was to build a trade, labour and gender profile for Guyana. March- April 2011:
FIELD SUPERVISOR: Values and Poverty Study, University of Ghent/University of Guyana. Key responsibilities included: Liaising with field staff and project manager and quality control of completed questionnaire instruments. (April 2012)
FIELD SUPERVISOR: IDB/World Bank Caribbean Enterprise Survey. Key responsibilities included: scheduling interviews with businesses in Guyana to be undertaken by enumerators and quality control of completed instruments. (march-May 2011)
SUPERVISOR for the execution of the ‘Study on the Competitiveness of the Agricultural Sector, with Emphasis on the Qualification of the Human Resources in the Countries of Guyana and Suriname’. Key responsibilities included: compiling statistical information on important crops and livestock produced in Guyana and Suriname; conducting interviews with key policymakers to analyze the main policy decisions, programmes and projects being undertaken to support the development of the agriculture sector in Guyana and Suriname. (January- May 2010)
Co- authored: Institutional assessment of the agricultural sector for climate change adaptation, for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (2008)
Drafted sector profiles for the Information and Communication Technology, Non-Renewable Energy, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Tourism and Forestry Sectors for the Guyana Office of Investment (GOINVEST) thr64gh the GTCP/IP-USAID (2008- 2009)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT to the Business Registration Specialist- Consultancy for the design of a Memorandum of Understanding on Information Sharing to Facilitate Business Registration, Business Start-Up Procedures and Tax Registration in Guyana, Development Policy and Management Consultants (DPMC) (2009)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT to the Project Coordinator on the Project for the Institutional Strengthening of the Guyana Office for Investment (GOINVEST), Development Policy and Management Consultants (DPMC) (2009)

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The political economy of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS)

Last week I concluded my rather extended discussion on the current global economic crisis and the lessons to be learnt from this. I trust readers would not infer from this that I believe the global crisis is over and we can safely return to business as usual. Far from it, while this is an appropriate point to introduce other topics to the discussion, I promise I will return to the global crisis if there are significant untoward developments in the coming weeks as we close out 2009 and enter into the New Year, 2010.

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Norway’s deception: Partnership or capture of Guyana’s rainforest

In this column last week I started what I hope will be a fairly full assessment of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). At the time of writing this column I have not been able to access the revised version of the Draft LCDS, which the government had promised to place in the National Assembly before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit), which starts tomorrow. As I await the revised version of the LCDS, I shall confine my assessment to those topics which should not be significantly affected by likely revisions.

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Norway And Guyana’s rainforest: Why beggars do not choose

For this week’s column, let me begin by re-emphasizing a couple of observations I have made about global inter-governmental negotiations thus far, as I continue to evaluate the low-carbon development strategy and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Government of Guyana and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, as well as its related Joint Concept Note between the two parties to the agreement.
Diplomatic principle.

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Norway and Guyana’s rainforest: Santa Claus or Old Higue

I hope that by now readers would have realised that Norway can in no way be looked upon as Guyana’s Santa Claus. I have also tried so far in recent columns to make it categorically clear that my principal intention is not simply to bash Norway as a historic polluter of the earth’s atmosphere. My main purpose in presenting Norway’s horrendous environmental profile is to assert the obligation this places on Guyanese to ensure our pristine forests are developed in an integrated, transparent, accountable and sustainable framework for the benefit of all Guyana. In particular to ensure that our national patrimony does not end up being mortgaged to the promotion of Norway’s studied and calculated efforts to deceive the world into believing that it cares more than any other nation about saving Planet Earth. As the saying goes “beware when Old Higue around looking for life blood.”

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Rule or exception: Double standards and fighting global warming

‘Dirty secrets’
I hope that I have already indicated clearly Norway’s double standards in its climate change and global warming actions. More generally, its Santa Claus image has taken a serious beating in the approach to the just concluded Copenhagen Summit. In his Guardian Weekly column last September, Mark Curtis bemoaned the fact that in spite of Norway’s benign image abroad it had “become the home of four dirty little secrets.” One of these is of course the environmental sleight-of-hand I have been dealing with in these columns in previous weeks.

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