Policy Forum Guyana

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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PRESS RELEASE: THE VERDICT OF THE CARICOM OBSERVER TEAM SHOULD DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THE MARCH ELECTIONS

Our organizations listed below call on all Guyanese to remain faithful to the original intention of the recount, namely, that the verdict of the Caricom Observer Team would be the determining factor in accepting the results of the March 2nd elections.  Now that their verdict has been rendered, to the effect that the recount process …

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PRESS RELEASE: MINING IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE

The organizations listed below are appreciative of the success to date of the measures adopted by the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 strategy in avoiding steep increases in infections in Guyana. We trust that the positive public response generated by the strategy can be sustained.  In support of this goal we wish to raise the following …

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RIVER GUARDIAN PROJECT

RIVER GUARDIAN PROJECT Policy Forum Guyana in collaboration with Ms Petal Jettoo (NCERD) piloted a module which harmonized with the Science approach and comprised of lesson plans and community activities. For the pilot scheme, only seven schools were used. These were BV, Eccles, Plaisance, LBI, Montrose, Lusignan and Peter’s Hall Primary, targeting Grade 6 students …

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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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GUYANA POLICY FORUM- PRESS RELEASE

EXTRACTIVE SECTOR NEEDS TO RE-FOCUS ON LOCAL INVOLVEMENT A well-attended meeting of the Policy Forum Guyana (PFG) on Saturday October 22nd reviewed progress made with respect to Guyana concluding the application process for entry to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).  What should have been a relatively straight-forward process has become a somewhat protracted exercise. …

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