Candice Rowena Ramessar
Candice Rowena Ramessar is a product of Mahican Village on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana. She attended St Joseph and Bishop High schools in Georgetown, Guyana.
Candice has a Master of Science Degree in Geography, with a specialization in Natural Resources Management and a Master’s certificate in International Research and Development from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Biology from the University of Guyana. She also possesses post graduate certificates in project management form Cornell and Boston Universities in the United States.
Candice is a development specialist with work experience in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. At present, she works as an independent consultant in the Caribbean region. Candice’s most previous assignment was the national consultant on a World Bank funded Eastern Caribbean sustainable finance for Marine ecosystems project. Candice has worked for more than 16 years with various international development organisations in the Caribbean region. She has also taught in the United States. Her areas of concentration are natural resources management, project management, sustainable finance, community development, youth and gender issues..
Candice has a long history and passion for community and local development. She has worked with Non-governmental organisations in Guyana and the Caribbean region, in various capacities starting at the age of 16. She was the co-founder of Guyana’s first environmental NGO, the Guyana Research Environmental Education Network which was featured in several intentional media outlets. She continues to serve as an adviser to local NGOs across the region especially in Guyana and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Candice is a mother of two. She is an avid consumer rights advocate, organic agriculture supporter, conservation fanatic and jogger.