75 persons benefit from capacity building workshops

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75 persons benefit from capacity building workshops under the EU FLEGT Programme

 

The Environmental Protection Agency as part of the EU FLEGT Programme, completed three workshops during January 2019. These workshops sensitised seventy five (75) participants in Regions 1, 2, and 9 on the importance of applying for Environmental Authorisation. Further, the workshops aim to build capacity of Community Forest Operators on forest sustainability and the importance of applying for Environmental Authorisation.

The overall goal of the programme is to ensure all Community Forest Operators become authorised in keeping with the Environment Protection Act Cap 20:05, Laws of Guyana, persons who commercially harvest and utilise forest resources must first seek approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

To date, the Agency has engaged appropriately 127 persons inclusive of women and youths. The Agency will continue to work with the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to ensure CFOs are authorised and in compliance.

EPA completes final three workshops under the EU FLEGT Programme

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EPA completes final three workshops under the EU FLEGT Programme

 

As part of the EU FLEGT Programme, the Environmental Protection Agencyconducted the final three workshops in Regions Three and Four. Seventy (70) participants from eleven (11) Community Forest Organisations benefited. These workshops were held at the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) training facility in Yarrowkabra, Region Four and the Caria Caria Community Center, Region Three.

Through the FAO-EUFLEGT funded project “Providing Capacity Building Assistance to Community Forest Organizations (CFOs)on the Environmental Authorisation process in Guyana”, the Agency conducted twelve (12) workshops over a five (5) months period in eight(8) Of Guyana’s administrative regions. These workshops were attended by three hundred and nineteen (319) persons including loggers, community members, women and youths from forty eight (48) Community Forestry Organisations (CFOs).

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WORLD HABITAT DAY

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World Habitat Day

 

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day; this year, World Habitat Day will be held on October 7, 2019. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

 

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EPA partners with WWF to strengthen management of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) industry in Guyana

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EPA partners with WWF to strengthen management of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) industry in Guyana

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas – Guyana Country Office, with support from the Netherlands Commission on Environmental Assessment partnered to successfully execute a one week training workshop from July 8-12, 2019. The workshop which was facilitated by two experts, Giel Hendriks and Peter Nelson from the Netherlands Commission on Environmental Assessment aimed at building capacity of local organisations to strengthen management within Guyana’s mining sector. Approximately, thirty-five (35) participants representing seventeen (17) agencies in the environmental conservation and management arena benefited from a training workshop focused on increasing human resource capital and capability to undertaken Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the ASGM and other sectors.

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