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.