UNDP - Guyana invites suitability qualified persons to fill the post of National Coordinator, Small Grants Programme.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has established the Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Guyana to support projects consistent with global environmental priorities. The SGP supports activities of NGOs and Community-Based Organisations towards climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods.
Outcome 1: National policies, strategies, and plans for disaster risk reduction (DRR), management of natural resources, and access to clean energy and services developed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated.
Recurring crises expose the vulnerability of poor people and the necessity of DRR. Although the entire population is subject to weather extremes from time to time, poor people are most vulnerable to negative environmental changes. At the same time, tackling poverty, providing basic education, ensuring food security and decent livelihoods, and delivering essential services such as energy services, water supply, and sanitation must remain overarching priorities, especially for the rural and hinterland communities.