This report is from a project working with sixteen Amerindian communities of North Rupununi, Guyana. The project aimed to build local capacity to develop and run a community-based monitoring system, which would provide local communities and government institutions with baseline information on drivers of deforestation, changing land use practices and socio-economic issues. This informs local land management decisions, and feeds into the development of measurement, verification and reporting (MRV) mechanisms within the national REDD+ programme.
This report explains how the project was set up and run, and draws out key lessons. The full report and executive summary can be downloaded below. The findings of the monitoring system are described here.
The Global Canopy Programme coordinated this project, in collaboration with sixteen villages represented by the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB), and supported by the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development (IIC).