Core Team

ShyamSHYAM NOKTA- Founder of EMC and Environment and Natural Resources Specialist

Mr. Shyam Nokta holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Assessment and Management from the University of Oxford–Brookes and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Guyana. Mr. Nokta is also the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the Fulbright Scholarship to pursued Doctoral studies.

Mr. Nokta has overseen the growth and expansion of EMC over the last 10 years to one of Guyana’s premier environmental consultancy firms and which specializes in environmental assessments and support services and which works across a range of sectors including forestry, conservation, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, infrastructure, energy and oil and gas.

Mr. Nokta has accumulated over fifteen (15) 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. Mr. Nokta 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 establishing 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 currently serves as the Chief Representative for the Caribbean for the Delhi-based Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).   


KhalidKHALID ALLADIN- Projects Manager

Mr. Khalid Alladin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major-Geography, Minor-Law) from the University of Guyana.

Mr. Alladin has in excess of fifteen (15) years’ experience in environmental management. At EMC he has gained significant experience having been involved in conducting environmental impact assessments (EIAs); preparing strategic environmental assessments (SEAs) and environmental management plans (EMPs) and environmental auditing and monitoring.

Previously Mr. Alladin was employed at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he served in various positions, including as Head of the Environmental Management Division. His experience includes project management, environmental monitoring, capacity building, training, research and report preparation.

Mr. Alladin has benefitted from national and international short courses in integrated environmental planning and management, environmental policy and environmental management systems, environmental management systems internal auditors course, environmental management systems implementation, forest landscape restoration, communication and conflict resolution skills, pollution abatement for priority sectors in Guyana, environmental economics, hydro-sedimentology survey, global positioning system, use of environmental monitoring equipment, decision making environment, environmental information management systems, environmental management instruments, air quality management, strategic environmental assessment, compliance monitoring and enforcement, environmental authorisation writing, advance sectoral EIA training, introduction to sectoral EIA and first aid. 



SharmattieSHARMATTIE RAMNATH - Administrative & Finance Manager

Ms. Sharmattie Ramnath holds an ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business and a Diploma in Accountancy and has accumulated over ten (10) years of experience working in the areas of administration and accounting in both the public and private sector in Guyana.   

Ms. Ramnath has been with EMC for over 7 years and is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the office and coordination of projects. 






AJAY PERSAUD - Environmental Officer

Mr. Ajay Persaud holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Guyana and is a recent inclusion to the EMC team.  

Mr. Ajay Persaud assists EMC in the execution of its projects by providing technical and other inputs; and participates in the preparation of Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Monitoring Reports, etc







MalisaMALISA NOKTA- Financial Consultant

Mrs. Malisa Nokta is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Member and holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Guyana.

Mrs. Nokta has accumulated over ten (10) years of experience working in the areas of accounting, finance and auditing in both public and private companies in Guyana. 






Climate Change, Land Policy & Planning and Environment Consultant 

Mr. Andrew Bishop holds a Master of Arts (Geography/Regional Development from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors of Arts (Geography; Economics minor) from York University.

Mr. Bishop has accumulated over thirty (30) years of experience and has been actively involved in the area of land planning and management and climate change. Mr. Bishop served as Special Advisor to the President and Lead Climate Change Negotiator to the UNFCCC. He previously held the portfolio of Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission where he was responsible for public land management, land policy and national land use planning and spearheaded Guyana’s national land use policy and plan.





DR. ROVIN DEODATEnvironmental Awareness and Communications Consultant

Dr. Rovin Deodat holds a PhD in Communications and a Masters of Arts in English from the Simon Fraser University; and a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Guyana.

At EMC Dr. Deodat has played an important role in guiding EMC’s approach on environmental awareness and communications and has been involved in facilitating stakeholder engagement sessions and workshop for several EMC projects.

Dr. Deodat has accumulated over forty (40) years’ experience in the field of media and communications having operated at the senior level for over 25 years during which time he served as Communication Adviser to the Office of the President and Director of Education, Information and Training at the Environmental Protection Agency. As a communications consultant of over 15 years, Dr. Deodat has worked in Guyana and the Caribbean  in designing communication policies, strategies and action plans as well as developing communication material and conducting communication activities including media training workshops and communication consultancies focusing on a wide array of media and communication topics for a variety of target groups.



LAKSHMAN RICHARD PERSAUDEnvironmental and Social Consultant

Mr. Lakshman Richard Persaud holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods – Development Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Double Major Degree (Geography/Economics) from the University of Guyana.

Mr. Persaud has over ten (10) years’ experience in coordinating and conducting the social aspects of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and Environmental Management Plans (EMPs). He has designed and conducted social surveys for impact and implementation evaluations for the Poor Rural Communities Support Services Project and has conducted community stakeholder engagement at the national and regional level as part of the development of the National Land Use Plan for Guyana under the Development of Land Use Planning Project of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission.





EnriqueENRIQUE G. MONIZE - GIS Consultant

Mr. Enrique George Monize has a Diploma (Credit) in Project Management; Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography (Minor: Environmental Studies) and Diploma in Computer Science.

At EMC Mr. Monize has been involved in preparing digitial maps and coverages for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Reports and Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) as well as being involved in environmental compliance monitoring of infrastructure projects.

Mr. Monize has over nine (9) years’ experience working in the areas of GIS and ArcGIS 10, developing Geodatabases, Metadata, QA/QC for GIS Data, Data Automation and Spatial Analysis. His experience includes Senior GIS Officer and Head of the GIS Unit, Environmental Protection Agency, Guyana.

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