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USAID one year training project on managing forest resources completed.

A United States Agency for International Development (USAID) one year training project on managing forest resources has come to an end.

30 employees of the Guyana Forestry Commission were educated in the areas of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems and Advanced Geographical Information Systems.
United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt said the training has now placed the Forestry Commission in a better position to deal with data development and data management procedures.
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud believes the training helps with the Ministry’s efforts to manage the sector and make sound decisions. He acknowledged that proper land management still remains an area that needs much more attention.
The training which came to an end last month was supported by USAID to assist Guyana in meeting its obligations under the REDD plus initiative as Guyana seeks to develop a low carbon pathway and garner support for the sustainable development of its natural resources.

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