Grievance mechanism contract signed under project to limit forest carbon emissions

Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie (right) and TCG’s Managing Director Timothy McIntosh shaking hands on the deal. (Ministry of Natural Resources photo)

The Ministry of Natural Resources has signed a contract with a local consultancy firm to develop a Grievance and Redress Mechanism (GRM) under a project which aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions from forests.

This is the first consultancy awarded under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is readying Guyana to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).  According to a release from the FCPF Project under the Ministry of Natural Resources, the GRM is the national coordinating structure and procedure to receive, process and probe issues affecting stakeholders/communities under the REDD+ implementation process.

The release said that the contract has been awarded to The Consultancy Group (TCG) and will be completed within six months. It was signed on December 19 at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Brickdam, by Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie and TCG’s Managing Director Timothy McIntosh…..

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