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Press Release – HIGH-SPEED PAINTING COMPETITION PREVAILED OVER TORRENTIAL RAINFALL

PRESS RELEASE: HIGH-SPEED PAINTING COMPETITION PREVAILED OVER TORRENTIAL RAINFALL Despite the torrential downpour Policy Forum Guyana’s (PFG) High-Speed Painting Competition was successfully carried out on Saturday, December 3rd at St. Stanislaus auditorium. Having taken the prior precaution of shifting the venue from the fence outside of Parliament to St. Stanislaus College auditorium the competition saw seventeen teams compete …

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Press Release – High-Speed Painting First Step of A Future Generations Manifesto

Press Release – High-Speed Painting First Step of a Future Generations Manifesto Inter-Generational Justice The average age of world leaders, – judging by the UN General Assembly in September – is 59.2years, 167 leaders were male and 22 females. They are the people responsible for taking decisionsat COP27 which they won’t have to live with. …

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High-Speed Painting Competition for Climate-Friendly Lifestyles

High-Speed Painting Competition for Climate-Friendly Lifestyles Policy Forum Guyana-Youth Arm is a group of young people promoting Climate-Friendly lifestyles as a lasting way of addressing the Climate Crisis for both current and future generations. Policy Forum Guyana has  accomplished many activities like the Freshwater Board  game, Climate Strikes, Environmental murals, Climate Justice pledges, etc. Download …

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Press Release – Re-habilitating Guyanese Politics by Citizens Assembly on Article 13

What passes for politics in Guyana is so removed from civilized compromise that the recent announcement of Government’s intention to launch a process of constitutional reform next month induces only eye-rolling resignation. While a national conversation on our political battlefield is urgently needed and would be welcomed by Policy Forum Guyana (PFG), a formal constitutional …

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PFG Joins International Activities on Earth Day

On April 22nd, 192 countries commemorated the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day under the theme, “Invest in our Planet”. To raise awareness of the environmental challenges we’re faced with and what we can do to mitigate them. For example, the commitment by COP26 attendees in Glasgow, Scotland to ensure the inclusion of Education on Climate …

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Withdraw the Invitation to President Bolsonaro

In December 2021, over one million people from around the world signed a petition calling on the International Criminal Court “to take all necessary steps to start an investigation into Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro for possible crimes against humanity over his government’s policies against the Amazon and its people. We urge member states to take …

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Appointment of NRF Board of Directors Welcome but Guyanese Deserve an Explanation

Policy Forum Guyana (PFG) welcomes the long-delayed appointment of the Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Fund (NRF). The continued absence of this Board has hampered the formulation of the fundamental principles and practices which should guide the work of the Fund.  Having the Board in place will hopefully usher in coherent, transparent, and …

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Call for Preservation of Civic Space in Guyana

The current Government of Guyana won the most bitterly contested elections in the modern era. Despite the slimmest of majorities, the election left the political opposition adrift, providing the Government a lengthy opportunity to get into its stride. Although both domestic and international political fortunes seem aligned in their favour, the Government is more focused …

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Civic Call For Autonomous and Independent Oversight of Extractive Sector

The bewildering pace and range of official decision-making is rendering the Government accountable to no one, generating a widely felt dilemma of who to trust and what to believe. There is no longer any official institution or agency to which anyone – including those sympathetic to the administration – can turn for an objective assessment …

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