UNDP is committed to helping Guyana and other countries around the world to build and share solutions to development challenges. In all of our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, the building of national capacity and the empowerment of women and indigenous people. In Guyana, UNDP works to fight poverty by supporting human development in a sustainable way. This concept is called Sustainable Human Development (SHD). As such, our work here focuses on poverty reduction, democratic governance, and matters relating to the environment, extractive industries and energy.
Integration and Alignment of the Sustainable Development Goals Pivotal to the Development of Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy
As the Government of Guyana moves ahead with the preparation of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are providing technical support to align and mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the GSDS.
To this end, a workshop organized by the Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Environment with support from the Ministry of Finance was held at the Marriott Hotel on 15th and 16th March 2018. The workshop saw a gathering of participants representing the inter-Ministerial and multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee, members of the seven GSDS multi-stakeholder thematic expert groups, GSDS consultants, partners and senior government representatives.
Japan, UNDP and Ministry of Finance sign agreements for USD 5M Project to Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in Guyana and Dominica
The agriculture sector in Guyana and Dominica has been increasingly affected by climate change and recurring disasters such as hurricanes, floods and droughts. Dominica was amongst the hardest hit countries by the devastating hurricanes in 2017. Guyana has seen floods and droughts particularly in hinterland regions that have disrupted livelihoods of many families. Disaster risk reduction is ever more critical in building resilience of rural communities and the active role of women in agriculture points to the need to strengthen capacities and systems to empower women in disaster management.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed the approved Project Document for the ICT Access and e-Services for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities project that will be executed by the National Data Management Authority (NDMA). Signing on behalf of the Government of Guyana were Hon. Winston Jordan and Catherine Hughes, Ministers of Finance and Telecommunications, respectively.
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