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Twenty-seven Amerindian communities to benefit from Low Carbon Development Strategy Amerindian Development Fund – 22nd Mar 2013

amerindianTwenty-seven Amerindian communities will be benefiting from funding for specific projects as part of the Low Carbon Development Strategy Amerindian Development Fund. The money for the projects comes under the Guyana Redd-Plus Investment Fund, which is tied to the Norway Funds Guyana is expecting, for the preservation of its forests. The UNDP is administering the fund and its representative, Chisa Mikami said, it will support Guyana’s Low Carbon Development strategy.

President Donald Ramotar said the projects are expected to make the village economy stronger. He spoke about the need to be accountable.

Amerindian Affairs Minister, Pauline Sukhai, also made a call to action for Amerindian residents to stay in their communities to help overlook their development.

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council, Derrick John said, Amerindians have always protected the environment.

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