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IMPORTANCE OF RIVERS WORKSHOP 2018

OIL AND GAS BOOKLET PFG in collaboration with the National Center for Education Resource Development (NCERD) organised a two-day workshop with twelve representatives from six communities, in Kamarang village on the 24th and 25th January 2018. The workshop educated the participants on the importance of freshwater, the impacts of gold mining on rivers, and equipped …

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PRESS RELEASE: GUYANESE YOUTHS MOBILIZE TO STOP RACISM

International Day to Stop Racial Discrimination 2021 finds Guyanese youth launching the campaign “Make Guyana A Racism Free Zone”. The campaign consists of a call for all places where people gather to mount a written pledge to make that place  – whether shops, clinics, police stations, offices, sports clubs, offices or places of religion – …

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IDB committed to improving consultation with North Rupununi communities

IDB committed to improve consultation with North Rupununi communities Policy Forum Guyana met with the North Rupununi District Development Board on March 2018. A key output of this meeting was a joint press-release which was issued on March 29, 2018, and subsequently featured in the April 3, 2018 edition of the Stabroek Newspaper which has …

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HEALTHY RIVERS HEALTHY PEOPLE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

HEALTHY RIVERS HEALTHY PEOPLE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN Policy Forum Guyana in Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund Guianas decided to have a social media campaign called Healthy River Healthy People. This campaign focused on increasing freshwater awareness by educating the public on the usefulness and importance of rivers, the threats facing rivers due to the use …

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12 Indigenous youths educated and advocated for river protection in their communities in the Upper Mazaruni.

12 Indigenous youths educated and advocated for river protection in their communities in the Upper Mazaruni PFG in collaboration with the National Center for Education Resource Development (NCERD) organised a two-day workshop with twelve representatives from six communities, in Kamarang village on the 24th and 25th January 2018. The workshop educated the participants on the …

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Press Release: Campaign To Keep Rivers alive Taken to Communities

Press Release Campaign To Keep Rivers alive Taken to Communities Policy Forum Guyana (PFG), last week commenced the systematic phase of its campaign to protect Guyana’s rivers from the devastation of mining pollution with a training workshop in Kamarang, Upper Mazaruni. Launched last July with a rally, ‘Keep the Rivers Alive’ the campaign aims to …

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Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Oil prices started the year on a high note as some geopolitical tension pushed aside bearish concerns. Both WTI and Brent opened above $60 per barrel for the first time in years. The protests in Iran were the main driver of the bullish sentiment in the oil market. Anti-government demonstrations swept across the country in …

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Guyana: Stakeholders agree to use EITI to promote transparency

Guyana is expected to become major oil producer in 2020s. Wednesday 25 October: The EITI Board approved Guyana’s application to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Manila on 25 October. Guyana became the latest country to implement the EITI, the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and …

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Global Mercury Assessment DRAFT Technical Background Report

UN Environment is currently developing a Global Mercury Assessment (GMA) to be finalized by the end of 2018, as requested by the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme  (now UN Environment Assembly)  (Decision 27/12: Chemicals and waste management, 2013). The work will be presented in two reports; 1. A Technical Background Report, a fully …

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Canadian company to help artisanal miners produce clean gold

Photo by SEF Canada. SEF Canada, a Vancouver-based firm that specializes in corporate social responsibility, recently launched a project called “Clean Gold Community Solutions” and it is taking its first steps in Ecuador. “This is our newest economic development strategy built around artisanal mining communities,” said Suzette McFaul, SEF’s Managing Director. “Acknowledging that artisanal miners …

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