Write on Thursday, 16 May 2013 Published in Guyana United Nations Development Assistance Framework

guyana-forestOutcome 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.