Dr. Paulette Bynoe

  • Senior Lecturer

About The Senior Lecturer

Academic Qualifications

  • Degree Programmes
    • PhD, July 2005, University of Sussex, England.Subject: Development Geography
    • MPhil, September 1995, University of  Bradford,Subject: Environmental Education
    • BA November, 1989: University of Guyana, Guyana,1989Subject:  Geography
  • Certificate Courses
    • Flood Risk Analysis and Community Based Disaster Management Training Programme. JICA/IDEA Consultants, Japan. January 29 to February 18, 2011.
    • Economics of Climate Change, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, UK, January 11-April 2, 2010.
    • International Association of Impact Assessment Course on Sustainability Assessment, Seoul, South Korea, June 2-8, 2007.
    • 11th International Course United Nations Training Course on Remote Sensing Education for Educators, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2 May – 9 June, 2001.
    • International Association of Impact Assessment Pre-Meeting Course on Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment, Hong Kong, June 17-23, 2000.
    • International Course on Environmental Management, including Environmental Impact Assessment, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 14 June -3 July, 1998.
    • International Environmental Education Course on Solving Natural Resource Problems Through Education, Social Marketing and Communications Strategies, Virginia, October 11 -November 8, 1997.
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education, University of Strathclyde, U.K., September-December 1995.

Selected Publications

  • Journals
    • Bynoe, P. (2014) Tourism in Guyana. Springer 2014. Encyclopaedia of Tourism. http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=5631
    • Bynoe. P and Funnel, D. (2007) Ecotourism and Institutional Structures: The Case of North Rupununi, Guyana.  In Journal of Ecotourism, Vol.6, No. 3.  pp 163-183.
    • Bynoe, P. (1997) (2“Education: A Priority for the Sustainable Development of Guyana”.  In Transition No. 26.  An Institute of Development Studies and Faculty of Social Sciences Journal.  University of Guyana, June 1997.
    • Bynoe, P. (1997) An Analysis of the Provision of Environmental Education in Caribbean National Environmental Action Plans (NEAPs), Journal of Environmental Education Research, Vol. 3. No. 1, 1997, pp. 59 -68.
  • Book Chapters
    • Bynoe, P. (2014) The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Guyana. In: Halton, A. Strachan, J. and Smith, N. (Eds) Transitioning to a Green Economy: Political Economy of Approaches in Small States. London: Commonwealth Secretariat.
    • Bynoe, P. (2013) Whither Sustainable Small and Medium Scale Mining in Guyana? In: Timothy A. Koomson  and Kwabena O. Asubonteng  (eds) Collaborative Governance in the Extractive Industry. Accra: UNU-INRA. pp.82-102.
    • Bynoe, P. and Bristol, M. (In Press) Internal Migration and its association with Development: A Small State Case Study of Guyana. In Aragon (ed) Migration and Development  in Pan-Amazonia.
    • Bynoe, P. (In Review) Guyana’s Response to Global Climate Change: Walking the Talk. UNU,Japan.
    • Bynoe, P (In Press) Mining, Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Guyana:  challenges, complexities and prospects.  Tokyo: United Nations University.
    • Bynoe, P (2010) Avoided Deforestation, Capacity Building and Forest Finance in Guyana: finding a Niche to influence Policy. In Chevening Fellowships, Economics of Climate Change-A Global Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Bynoe, P. (2012) Designing and Implementing IWRM Policies for Guyana: Pitfalls and Prospects. In Powell, L. and Mittra, S. (Eds) Perspectives on Water. New Delhi. Observer research Foundation. pp. 107-132.
    • Bynoe, P. (2007) Urban Dynamics and Environmental Sustainability (MDG # 7): A Case Study of Seven Squatting Areas in Georgetown, Guyana.  In Aragon (ed) Population and the Environment in Pan-Amazonia, pp.225-236.
    • Bynoe, P. (2007) The Challenges of Biodiversity Education at University Level: The Case of Guyana.  In Bernard, Aragon and Clusener (Eds.) Biosphere Reserves in the Amazon, UNESCO, pp.53-72.
    • Bynoe, P. (1996) “Environmental Education at the University of Guyana: Current Trends and Future Challenges”.  In Murphy etal. (Eds.) From Belgrade to Bradford, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver.
  • Conference Papers
    • Bynoe, P. (2014) Managing Disaster Vulnerability and Risks.  OECS 4th Annual Seminar on Climate Change and Natural Hazards. Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, September 16-18, 2014.
    • Bynoe, P. (2013) Investing in Social Resilience: A Development Imperative.  8th Comprehensive Disaster Management Conference. Montego Bay, December 5-8, 2013.
    • Bynoe, P. (2012) Promoting Education for Public Engagement in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Guyana. CTO Conference, April 16, 2012. Georgetown, Guyana.
    • Bynoe, P. (2012) Promoting Gender Sensitivity in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean. International Climate Change Adaptation.  Arizona. Tucson. May 29, 2012.
    • Bynoe, P. (2010) A Policy Perspective on Climate Change Adaptation in Guyana’s Agriculture Sector: Initiatives, Challenges and Opportunities.  Paper presented at  CARDI Conference on Climate Change and Agriculture, October 17-19, 2010. http://www.cardi.org/wp-content/themes/default/files/climatechange2010/PBynoeCasestudy_Guyana.pdf
    • Bynoe, P. and Opadeyi, J. (2008)  Development of a Watershed Management Plan for the Demerara Sub-Watershed in Guyana. Available on-line at http://www.cehi.org.lc/cef5/documents/CEF%20papers%20and%20presentations/PAPERS/Parallel%20Session%205%20Water%20Resources%20and%20Coastal%20Areas%20Management/Paulette%20Bynoe%20and%20Jacob%20Opadeyi%20Development%20of%20a%20Watershed%20Management%20Plan.pdf
    • Bynoe, P. (2007) Ecotourism as a driver for sustainable development: The Case of North Rupununi, Guyana.  Paper published in Jamaica Institute for Environmental Professionals  Conference Proceedings. Kingston.
    • Bynoe, P. (2007) Environmental Stewardship, EIA and the Private Sector in Guyana: An Uneasy Alliance?  Paper published in IAIA Conference Proceedings in May 2007 and abridged version in Newsletter . Washington.
    • Lee, R. and Bynoe, P. (2006) Advancing Environmental Awareness and ultimately Sustainable Development in the Caribbean through the use of Religion.  Paper published in Proceedings of Third Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition, held in Antigua, June 5-9, 2006.
    • Bynoe, P. (2005) Ecotourism and Institutional Arrangements in Guyana: Does it Matter? Paper presented at Ecotourism Conference at Lancaster University, UK, January 13-14, 2005 and American Association of Geographers 101st Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA.  April 5-9, 2005.
    • Bynoe, M. and Bynoe, P. (1998) “Environmental Regulations and Trade Competitiveness: A Study of the Guyana Sugar Industry”.  Paper prepared for the CSA 23rd Annual International Conference held in Antigua on 28  May, 1998.

Research Interests

  • Environmental education and awareness and training
  • Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (focus on local communities and
  • gender)
  • Food security
  • Environmental and natural resource policy
  • Sustainable rural livelihoods

Contact Us

Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus
    Greater Georgetown
  • (592)-222-4180
  • info.fees@uog.edu.gy