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Shyam Nokta
Shyam Nokta

Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AmCham Guyana) and Chief Representative for the Caribbean for the Delhi-Based Energy and Resources Institute (Teri)

Mr. Nokta holds a Master of Science in Environmental Assessment and Management from the University of Oxford–Brookes and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Guyana.


Mr. Nokta has accumulated over twenty (20) years of experience working in the areas of environmental assessment and management, conservation, tourism development, and climate change and has been involved in major initiatives and projects in Guyana. He served as Adviser to the President and Head of the Office of Climate Change where he coordinated Guyana’s response to climate change, the development and implementation of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and REDD+ Partnership with the Kingdom of Norway.


He was also involved in key conservation initiatives such as the establishment of Guyana’s National Protected Areas System and has chaired several national boards and committees in the areas of tourism, conservation and climate change and green growth.


Mr. Nokta held the position of President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association and currently serves as the Chief Representative for the Caribbean for the Delhi-based Energy and Resources Institute.