Guyana’s first climate change Readiness Support programme ends September – Office of Climate Change

High premium placed on stakeholder involvement

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Guyana’s first Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) which was implemented in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) will come to an end in September.

This was disclosed by Head of Office of Climate Change (OCC), Janelle Christian during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Head of Office of Climate Change (OCC), Janelle Christian

According to Christian, the OCC is in the final stage of sending its feedback on the reports that were completed as part of the project.

These include the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework set up to monitor all projects and activities financed by the GCF and the Country Programming Framework which includes Guyana’s priorities for engagement with the GCF.

The OCC head said those frameworks were developed through a national consultative process. “We pay a high premium in involving all stakeholders because these are national initiatives.”

Christian emphasised the importance of all parties including government, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Women’s and Youth Groups being involved in these processes.

The Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme) is a funding programme to enhance country ownership and access to the Green Climate Fund.

The programme provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of National Designated Authorities (NDAs) or focal points to effectively engage with the fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance.

Guyana’s National Designated Authority is the Ministry of the Presidency, through the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

Stacy Carmichael
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