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Enhancing food security in the North Rupununi of Guyana Agriculture done right is the best means to enhancing food security with pivotal inputs such as the incorporation of practices that suit the climatic conditions of specific geographical areas. Residents in the North Rupununi of Guyana are prone to flooding and droughts, which can undermine food security. As a result, reliance on effective, timely and quality climate data becomes critical for agriculture production especially for vulnerable small farmers, livestock holders and agro-processors. Mr. Carlton Jones from Aranaputa Village received agricultural training on the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) model-…
― to Social Protection, Public Health Ministries― to Social Protection, Public Health Ministries ― donation to positively impact Child Advocacy Centres DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) today donated $4M in equipment to the Ministries of Social Protection and Public Health to assist in their efforts to curb all types of child abuse.UNICEF Resident Representative to Guyana, Sylvie Fouet said the donation, which included televisions, computers and forensic kits, will assist with the establishment of Child Advocacy Centres in Region 1, 2 and 4. “In Region 4, a centre will be set…
As the influx of Venezuelan nationals into Guyana continues to increase, the Ministry of Social Protection via the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering to generate a referral pathway for the Venezuelan survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). The partners, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 met with stakeholders to identify key service providers; the types of services offered to GBV survivors and to generate a map of services with key contact information. Gender Based Violence Specialist, UNFPA, Ms. Karly Bennett revealed that due to the political and economic crisis in…