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Significant Stories: Empowering Communities through Participatory MRV in Guyana

Posted on 17 January 2017
Significant Stories: Empowering Communities through Participatory MRV in Guyana
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This Forest and Climate Significant Story describes how WWF-Guyana led a process to engage with the Kanashen leadership and community members; the relevant government agencies, GFC and PAC; and community-based organizational partner, the NRDDB, to establish a participatory MRV capacity with the Wai Wai community of Kanashen, whose titled territory covers 1.5 million forested acres in far southern Guyana on the Brazil border. 

Building upon an earlier project, initiated by the GCP and funded by Norad, that developed participatory MRV in 16 indigenous communities, our goal was to create a participatory MRV that is replicable, sustainable, and manageable by communities and provides them the data and the analytical capacity to inform their own communal decision-making. 

In collaboration with our indigenous community, government, and CBO partners, WWF developed an indigenous community-to-community training model that we believe can serve as the means to deliver participatory MRV capacity development to all of Guyana’s 116 titled indigenous communities. This project successfully contributed to strengthening Guyana’s national MRV system through the inclusion of community participation, and helped clarify what it would take to prepare a community for opt-in – the mechanism that will provide titled indigenous communities the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from REDD+ and the Guyana-Norway Agreement (GNA).

Download the full story via the link to the right.
Significant Stories: Empowering Communities through Participatory MRV in Guyana
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