The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project is engaged in a consultancy for the institutional strengthening of the National Toshaos Council (NTC).
A release from MNR yesterday said that as part of this programme, a three-day workshop began on February 26, 2018, at the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Multiplex Building, Kingston, involving the 20 elected executive members of the NTC.
FCPF’s Project Assistant Michelle Astwood said the 21-month consultancy will boost the organisational and financial capabilities of the NTC and other related stakeholder organisations. The release said that this is in keeping with the FCPF Readiness Process, which aims to prepare the NTC and other stakeholders to be involved and make a meaningful contribution to the national programme for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).
Astwood noted that the FCPF is putting special emphasis on involving women in the REDD+ Readiness Process, and urged the NTC’s support for upcoming initiatives in this regard.
One of the outcomes of the FCPF-REDD+ project includes providing financial assistance for office rental and the hiring of three permanent staff for the NTC’s Secretariat.