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Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
The Health and well being of the residents of the Yurong Peru community in Region 9 was enhanced when a water supply system was commissioned on March 1, 2018 that would directly benefit 340 residents.  Nine (9) households will not benefit directly from the water supply system but their water quality will also be improved through provision of a device from GWI for water treatment at home. During a joint visit to the Region the impact of the project was visible. The Toshao and several community leaders noted that the community never had a continuous water supply with a quality…
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…