The Exxon Mobil Foundation is providing multi-year support to the Iwokrama International Centre through the Guyana Conservation Initiative. Iwokrama is managing this grant with technical support from the Environmental Management Consultants Inc. This initiative focuses on thematic areas including but not limited to awareness on marine and conservation issues, ecosystem restoration, livelihood initiatives, and community support.
This initiative focuses on thematic areas including but not limited to awareness on marine and conservation issues, ecosystem restoration, livelihood initiatives, and community support.
GTA is currently working with communities across Guyana to support tourism development. The GCI Grant has provided support to the GTA for communities for 4 communities in 2022 and 2023: Moraikobai (Region 5), Warapoka and Wakapau (Region 1) and Santa Aratak (Region 3)
Support includes tour guiding and health and safety equipment including a boat, engine and accessories and training and capacity building.
Photos of — Equipment handover, Moraikobai Community, Training in Moraikobai and Training in Warapoka.
NAREI has been playing a lead role in mangrove awareness, restoration and management. Support will be provided for the following:
Photos of — Outreach and Visitor Centre
The GMCS is currently working with the community of Imbotero (Region 1) to support management of the mangroves and development community livelihoods through tourism development. The GCI grant is providing support for equipment including a boat and engine, computer equipment and training and capacity building.
Photos of — Booklets, Mangrove Training, Boat and Engine
The EMC Foundation was established in 2022 to support environmental awareness and education in Guyana, with focus on youths.Under Year 2 support from GCI, the EMC Foundation received support for several initiatives including the Secondary School Environmental Quiz 2023 and the development of wildlife clubs in several coastal communities.
Photos of — Backpacks and material, School Quizz, Wildlife Club, Santa Aratak