Eight Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) received grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Woodbine Room, Cara Lodge. The SGP is a project funded by the GEF and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which provides grants directly to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to design and implement projects that will bring environmental and livelihood benefits to communities.
The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace. UNDP welcomes this decision as it marks a new step in the United Nations advocacy efforts to highlight the benefits of sport and healthy lifestyles on broader social development. Sport is seen as an important…
Support to a one year intervention neonatal programme at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Training: Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses training in four of Guyana’s hinterland regions, which improved vaccine coverage. Under this initiative, personnel were introduced to new vaccines and their surveillance. Monitoring and supervision of the Expanded Program on Immunization were also conducted in three hinterland regions. Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) training for Maternal Health Workers from all of Guyana’s ten regions. This contributed to improved number of deliveries being attended to by skilled health personnel and contributed with the reduction of maternal mortality.