Applying traditional knowledge in green development (Biodiversity Congress of the Guyana Shield 2013)
Applying traditional knowledge in green development (Biodiversity Congress of the Guyana Shield 2013)
This project aims to facilitate 51 community members (mostly Indigenous from 6 different countries in the Guyana Shield: Venezuela, Columbia, Guyana, French Guyana, Brazil and Suriname) to participate in the 3rd Biodiversity Congress organized with the Guyana Shield Facility. During this congress, they will be able to present, participate and network among other community members.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Stichting Institute for Graduate Studies and Research
Country:
Suriname
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 75,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
SUR/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/BD/13/18
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
During the congress, there will be presentations of various experts and community members. The presentations will focus on networking between the different countries, innovative technologies being used, etc. In this way, the community members will be able to expand their knowledge regarding the traditional uses of natural resources.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Of the 51 community members facilitated to participate in this congress, 90% is of Indigenous communities. Only from Suriname, will there be some participation from Maroon communities as well.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in biodiversity focal area 6
Biophysical
Number of national policies informed in biodiversity focal area 6
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 10
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 50
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 50
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with local governments/authorities 5
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with national government institutions 6
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 40
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 100

Partnership

Guyana Shield Facility (UNDP), WWF, Suriname Conservation Foundation

Grantee Contact

Maarten Schalkwijk
Phone: 465558
 

Address

Leysweg 86
Paramaribo , Paramaribo ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Eric Wijngaarde
Phone:
597-420030 ext. 238
Email:

Address

UNDP Sub-office Paramaribo, Gongrijpstraat 25
Paramaribo, Latin America