Guyana is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of over 800,000 (World Bank, 2022). It is the only Commonwealth nation in mainland South America.
COL’s work in Guyana is primarily in the areas of higher education, through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network, open schooling, gender, and technology-enabled learning. The University of Guyana offers COL’s Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration (CEMBA/CEMPA) programmes and serves on the programmes’ academic and executive governing boards. Learners from Guyana are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.