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Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
15 February 2018, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Panasonic Corporation in Japan has donated one hundred and twenty (120) solar lanterns to Guyana as part of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, which would provide light to off-grid communities extending the duration of social services such as medical services, schools, and ensuring women’s safety at night. The donation was facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Ministry of Finance. The lanterns were handed over to the Ministries of Public Health and Education and will be further distributed in off-grid communities in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9 to…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
The agriculture sector in Guyana and Dominica has been increasingly affected by climate change and recurring disasters such as hurricanes, floods and droughts. Dominica was amongst the hardest hit countries by the devastating hurricanes in 2017.  Guyana has seen floods and droughts particularly in hinterland regions that have disrupted livelihoods of many families.  Disaster risk reduction is ever more critical in building resilience of rural communities and the active role of women in agriculture points to the need to strengthen capacities and systems to empower women in disaster management.       The “Project to Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in Guyana…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
In an effort to strengthen Guyana’s Disaster Risk Management System an Incident Command System Training (ICS) and a Mass Casualty Management Course (MCM) were conducted during 5 – 14 February, 2018 by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). 42 persons - 36% female and 64% male - participated and successfully completed the ICS training while 39 persons - 51% female and 49% male - successfully completed the MCM course. Participants included officers from the MoPH, Guyana Police Force, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Civil…