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Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica Supporting farmers in making informed decisions based on accurate, location-specific climate and weather information is a key objective of a five-day training of trainers workshop which commenced on November 5th, 2018. This workshop was held at the Bina Hill Institute in the North Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region. This training was conducted as part of the “Project to Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica”, a three-year project funded by the Government of Japan, implemented…
UNAIDS in collaboration with the Guyana Trans United (GTU) hosted a media training session to sensitise local journalists on issues related to reporting on transgender people, with an aim of improving visibility and promoting inclusiveness. At the opening ceremony of the training session, United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms Mikiko Tanaka said the United Nations (UN) looks to the media to uphold the cardinal principles of journalism in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda which sets the stage for an inclusive society. Ms Tanaka said reporters must be mindful that their reports do not cause harm to marginalized…
The Government of Guyana and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct the sixth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in Guyana. The signing was done by Finance Minister, Winston Jordon and UNICEF representative, Sylvie Fouet in the Ministry of Finance’s boardroom, the Department of Public Information (DPI) has reported. Minister, Winston Jordan expressed his satisfaction with “the sterling contributions” UNICEF has been making to the nation. He stated that over the years, the institution has been “very supportive in providing meaningful statistical data to Guyana and other developing countries around the…