Guyana has initiated various development initiatives related to the forestry sector, including partnerships with academic and research institutions. Here are a few examples:
Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund: The Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund is a partnership between the Government of Guyana and the Inter-American Development Bank. The fund supports sustainable forest management and the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. It also supports the development of new markets for forest products and the strengthening of the institutional framework for forest management.
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility: Guyana is a participant in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a global partnership that supports developing countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Through the FCPF, Guyana has received funding to support the development of its Low Carbon Development Strategy, which aims to promote sustainable development while reducing emissions from deforestation.
National Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development: The National Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development is a research institution that focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of Guyana’s natural resources. The Centre is a collaboration between the Government of Guyana and the University of Guyana.
Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development: The Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development is a research and training centre that focuses on the sustainable use of tropical rainforests. The Centre is in the heart of the Guiana Shield, a region that is rich in biodiversity and natural resources. It is a partnership between the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
University of Guyana Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry: The University of Guyana Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry offers undergraduate and graduate programs in forestry and related fields. The faculty also conducts research on sustainable forest management and works with government agencies and other organizations to develop policies and programs related to the forestry sector.
These initiatives demonstrate the Guyana government’s commitment to promoting sustainable forest management and the development of the forestry sector in Guyana. By partnering with academic and research institutions, the government is able to leverage the expertise and resources of these organizations to achieve its development goals.