Urica Yernesi Primus was elected as Vice President of the Guyana Women Miners Org (GWMO) in 2013 and went on to be elected as the organization’s President in 2015. Ms. Primus has been actively involved in combating human trafficking in Guyana by planning rescues and implementing measures to improve the organization’s data collection. She has fostered two victims of trafficking. She currently serves as the Director of the Together in Peace Home, the country's only safe home for victims of Trafficking in Persons.

Ms. Primus is a UNAOC Alumni. She has been striving for gender equality in the mining sector, as well as, increased opportunity for women in mining. She served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission in 2016 and the Chairwoman of the aforementioned board’s Human Resources Committee from 2016 to February 2019. As Chairwoman she has also written three policies for the development of the nations’ regulatory agency; Staff Development, Retirement and Vehicle Management and Maintenance Policies.

Ms. Primus continues to lead the Guyana Women Miners Organisation’s sustainable mining efforts, through a range of initiatives.

Resource Library Contributions

2019 State of the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Sector

Author: G Hilson, J McQuilken, R Perks
Publisher: World Bank
Publication Year: 1969

The 2019 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector report showcases data contributions made to Delve and demonstrates the potential for a deeper sector analysis when stakeholders share data. As the inaugural report of a planned annual series, the 2019 edition explores the origins and impact of what is identified...

2019 Country Profile: Guyana

Author: J. McQuilken, U. Primus, E. Smith
Publisher: World Bank
Publication Year: 1969

Country Profile of Guyana from 2019 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector report produced by Delve....