Press Release – Participatory Democracy on the Move: What to Do About Oil and Gas?

Release Date: June 12, 2019

The document discusses a participatory democracy initiative in Guyana, focusing on the oil and gas sector. It highlights an event called “Fathoming The Future: What To Do About Oil & Gas,” where citizens, rather than experts, discussed and prioritized issues related to the industry. The meeting aimed to involve the younger generation in forming a consensus on how oil and gas revenues could shape society, emphasizing the need for a governance profile that includes the civic sector. The document suggests that civil society should present its own demands to political parties before elections and remain active post-election to ensure commitment to democratic oil and gas policies. It also notes the importance of expanding participatory democracy through Open Space initiatives and the potential generational divide in Guyanese politics.
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