The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) was appointed the focal agency for the Guiana Shield Facility(GSF) by the Government of Guyana, recognizing the contribution the GSF can make to the development of the national Monitoring Reporting and Verification System (MRVS). The GFC has been tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the process to develop and implement the national REDD+ Strategy, including the national MRVS, as well as readiness activities under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
The Guyana project “Strengthening of Guyana’s Technical Capacity to Implement MRVS & Other REDD+ Related Activities”, was recommended by the Regional Advisory Board of the GSF and approved by UNDP on 26 July 2012. The project cost is USD539,000 of which the GSF’s contribution is USD490,000.
The GSF has funded a project which was implemented by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in keeping with Guyana’s conservation priorities. The project titled “Strengthening of Guyana’s Technical Capacity to Implement MRVS & Other REDD+ Related Activities” focused on four components which were:
- Development of National Reference Level for REDD+
- REDD+ Consultations on development of the National MRVS
- Exploration of Co-benefits under the MRVS
- Development of national REDD+ Strategies
The project formed the basis for preparing Guyana for implementing REDD+ locally and also contribute to the development of a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System for Guyana.
Moreover, while the GFC project was being implemented at the National level, the GSF also funded a project at the community level with the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) which focused on “Community Concepts & Communications for Understanding REDD+ & MRV.”
The objective of this community project was to sharpen the communities’ own articulation and interpretation of these concepts by creating content for culturally appropriate community communications tools on REDD+ that will be produced and delivered by indigenous community members themselves.
Download project documents and reports below.
Guyana Forestry Commission
Strengthening of Guyana’s Technical
Capacity to Implement MRVS &
Other REDD+ Related Activities
Guiana Shield Facility