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‘The forest is our life’: Hope for change in Guyana’s forests

6 August 2019

Forestry is big business in Guyana. The sector contributed 2.27 percent to Guyana’s GDP in 2016, with total forest products exports valued at $41.9 million. Approximately 20,000 people, mainly in the rural and hinterland areas, are employed in the sector. Guyana’s laws provide for indigenous…

EMPLOYMENT: UNDP Consultant for the Integration of Sustainable Land Management in Guyana’s Secondary School Curriculum

Objective: To integrate sustainable land management into related subjects in the school curriculum, thereby enhancing the capacity of the young population to use methodologies and practices that pr

Possible Europe, Guyana trade deal must protect land rights - activists

BY CHRIS ARSENAULT TORONTO, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A potential trade pact between the European Union and Guyana must contain land rights protections for local residents in order to avert the possible displacement of indigenous people, activists said on Tuesday. Rising trade in timber…