Significant Stories: Empowering Communities through Participatory MRV in Guyana
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).
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