North Rupununi District Development Board

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The North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) was established in 1996 as an umbrella organisation of the North Rupununi communities in Guyana. Its core members are the legally elected leaders (toshaos) of the mainly-indigenous North Rupununi communities. The NRDDB serves as the community stakeholder forum, bringing together communities with other authorities, with representation from other key leaders from community-based organisations.

The NRDDB is committed to improving the well-being and quality of life of the North Rupununi communities through social and economic development and through the affirmation of heritage, culture, traditional knowledge and Indigenous rights. The NRDDB is likewise committed to the principles of sustainable community forestry, and sees this as a means to achieving environmental sustainability and the wise conservation and use of its own forests through its own endeavors and also through working partnerships with Iwokrama and others.