Guyana

Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
17
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$7,523,000

Establish and strengthen institutional framework for establishment and management of protected areas
2012 - 2013 $626,000
2012 Appoint the Board of the Directors for the Protected Areas Commission (PAC)
2012 Prepare documents for the recruitment of a Commissioner of the PAC in accordance with the Protected Areas Act, 2012
2012 $2,000 Advertise for, and appoint the Commissioner to oversee the day-to-day business, administration and operations of the PAC
2012 $620,000 Prepare documents for the recruitment of other staff positions, such as the Deputy Commissioner, Protected Areas Officers, Administrators and Rangers of the Commission.
2012 - 2013 $4,000 Advertise for, and recruit persons to fill the required staff positions at the PAC
Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management
2012 - 2015 $1,275,000
2013 - 2015 $50,000 Evaluate and update existing management plans as necessary
2012 - 2013 $25,000 Develop new plans for existing protected areas
2012 - 2013 $1,200,000 Provide infrastructure and other support for the management of protected areas
Improve Capacity Building for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas
2012 - 2015 $620,000
2012 Source funding the implementation of capacity building activities at the national and local levels
2012 - 2013 Source Trainers
2013 - 2014 Develop capacity building programmes for implementation
2014 - 2015 $620,000 Execute programmes at the national and local levels
Ensure that protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas are financially sustainable
2012 - 2020 $5,002,000
2012 Appoint the Board of the Directors for the Protected Areas Trust Fund (PATF)
2012 Prepare documents for the recruitment of a Fund Administrator
2013 $2,000 Advertise for, and appoint the Fund Administrator to provide investment advice and investment management practices
2013 $5,000,000 Set up the PATF
2015 - 2020 Apply for funding from the PATF

GEF Projects

Guyana is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 16 countries : Antigua And Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts And Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Action for a Sustainable Amazonia Biodiversity 1995-10-01 Cancelled 3,850,000 USD 700,000 USD
A Participatory Approach to Managing the Environment: An Input to the Inter-American Strategy for Participation (ISP) Multi Focal Area 1997-08-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 720,000 USD 840,000 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase 1 Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,798,000 USD 6,500,000 USD
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 11,330,000 USD 2,013,500 USD
Sustainable Management of the Shared Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions International Waters 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 7,798,836 USD 48,300,000 USD
Building Wider Public and Private Constituences for the GEF in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Promotion of Global Environment Protection through the Electronic Media Multi Focal Area 2001-07-11 2004-07-01 Project Closure 998,062 USD 959,132 USD
Regional Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Amazon Biodiversity 1991-05-01 IA Approved 4,500,000 USD 855,000 USD
Sustainable Energy Program Climate Change 2012-02-29 Council Approved 5,000,000 USD 23,370,000 USD
Conservancy Adaptation Project Climate Change 2007-01-23 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 3,800,000 USD 16,200,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2004-07-21 IA Approved 200,000 USD 35,000 USD
Programme for Sustainable Forestry (Iwokrama Rain Forest Programme) Biodiversity 1991-05-01 IA Approved 3,000,000 USD 780,000 USD
Protected Areas System Phase 1 Biodiversity 1997-03-01 Cancelled 6,326,000 USD 2,100,000 USD
Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing Regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean Biodiversity 2009-04-07 CEO Approved 850,000 USD 600,000 USD
Building Capacity for Conducting Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments in the Caribbean Region Climate Change 1999-12-23 CEO Approved 117,744 USD 0
Testing a Prototype Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (CReW) International Waters 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 20,380,000 USD 251,500,000 USD
Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Climate Change Multi Focal Area 2007-11-16 CEO Endorsed 7,700,000 USD 43,780,090 USD
Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme Climate Change 2000-07-01 2009-12-31 Project Completion 4,776,000 USD 12,450,000 USD
Caribbean: Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change 2001-12-07 2009-03-30 Project Closure 5,345,000 USD 4,300,000 USD
Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change (CARICOM) Climate Change 1995-05-04 2002-11-29 Project Closure 6,825,000 USD 0
Enabling Activities For The Stockholm Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants (Pops): Development of A National Implementation Plan POPs 2010-01-26 CEO Approved 370,000 USD 40,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs, Preparation of Second and Third National Report (CBD) and the Clearing House Mechanism - ADD ON Biodiversity 2008-01-16 CEO Approved 272,000 USD 53,000 USD
Formulation of the National Biodiversity action plan for the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy Biodiversity 1997-12-16 IA Approved 82,600 USD 0
Enabling Guyana to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-10-27 IA Approved 196,700 USD 0

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  • United Nations Environment Programme