Funds from a Chile programme aimed at boosting South-South cooperation are to be used to craft Guyana’s eco-tourism marketing strategy and help the poor and vulnerable in communities rich in eco-tourism potential develop sustainable businesses. Tourism Minister, Irfan Ali said that US$80,000 of the US$200,000 grant would be spent of developing the strategy to push Guyana as a nature tourism destination. Noting that Guyana’s eco-tourism is community-based, he said Guyana and Chile would collaborate in conducting a joint assessment “on what we have here and what needs to be done as against what the best players are doing.”
The United Nations bodies in Guyana have commended the government on its achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 – to halve the proportion of hungry people. Guyana is among 38 countries which have met internationally-established targets in the fight against hunger, ahead of a 2015 deadline. Within the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines are the only two member states which have satisfied the goal. Guyana’s progress was measured between 1990-92 and 2010-2012, against benchmarks established by the international community at the UN General Assembly in 2000. In addition, they have also met the more…
The Kaburi Village Council yesterday signed a Grant Agreement for G$3.4M with the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programmefor the implementation of a project that would foster sustainable management of the Kaburi Village forest. The project entails training members from the village involved in timber harvesting in forest management, surveying and mapping, and directional tree felling and log conversion at stump. In addition, a five-year Harvesting Plan would be developed and adopted by the village.