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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EPA conducts workshop for Community Forest Organisations in Region 7

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EPA conducts workshop for Community Forest Organisations in Region 7

February 20th, 2019–Thirty  four (34)participants representing Community Forest Organisation (CFOs) and Youth groups benefited from a capacity building workshop inBartica, Region 7, on Wednesday February 14, 2019. This workshop which was held in the Boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council,Region 7, focused on sensitisingCommunity Forest Operators on the Environmental Authorisation process. This was the sixth workshop under the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU FLEGT) programme executed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The overall aim of the programme is to ensure all Community Forest Operators become authorised in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, laws of Guyana.

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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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Are you burning your waste

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Are you burning your waste

 

The burning of waste, sometimes referred to as opening burning or backyard burning, is an environmentally poor waste management option.  You may have had the disturbing experience of being in your home when suddenly everything is in a cloud of smoke.  As we travel through communities all across Guyana, we often can see thick smoke billowing, fires near electric poles, sometimes causing worry that a home is on fire.   Open fires are dangerous to public health and the environment.  Waste commonly burned at or nearby homes and business premises, may include paper, cardboard, textiles, plastics, household and industrial chemicals, food, and yard clippings.

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