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Amerindian Land Titling.

Project start date: 21st October, 2013

Project end date: 30th December, 2016

Geographical Coverage: All 10 Administrative Regions

Focus Area: Sustainable Livelihood

MDG: 1 and 7

Description:

Guyanas Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) emphasizes the importance of protecting Indigenous land rights and opening windows of opportunities for Amerindians, especially those who depend on forest resources as a means of livelihood. The objective of this project is to facilitate the Amerindian Land Titling process.

Amerinidians comprise 9.1 percent of Guyanas population and currently own approximately 13.9 percent of the land, up from 6 percent in the early 1990s. The Government of Guyana has set the policy objective of addressing all Land Titling issues by 2015, for Amerindian villages where two thirds of the adult population request this to be done based on the principles of free, prior and informed consent. Historically, high cost has been a barrier to achieving this policy objective. The Government intends to allocate substantial funding from the Guyana REDD+ Invesmtent Fund (GRIF) via this project to remove this barrier.

Through engagement and consultation and based on requests from villages or communities, the project seeks to enable Amerindians to secure their lands and natural resources with a view towards sustainable social and economic development. It is expected that titling of communities will strengthen land tenure security and the expansion of the asset base of Amerindians, enabling improved long term planning for their future development. It is also expected to enhance the opportunities for villages to opt-in to the REDD+ and the LCDS, should they wish to do so.

Expected Outcome:

Outcome 1: Secured Land Tenure for Amerindian villages and communities

Outcome 2: Increased use of existing and alternative mechanisms to resolve land titling disputes

Outcome 3: All relevant stakeholders better informed about Amerindian rights and the land titling mechanism.

Partner:

Ministry of Amerindian Affairs

251-252 Quamina & Thomas Sts., South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.

Tel: +592 227 5067, 223 7285, 225 8416, 225 6644

Fax: +592 223 1616

e-Mail: ministry@amerindian.gov.gy

http://indigenouspeoples.gov.gy/

Project completion date : 2016-12-30 12:00:00

Major organization : GUYANA REDD+ INVESTMENT FUND

Country :Guyana

Url : www.guyanareddfund.org/

Financier : UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

42 Brickdam & United Nations Place

Stabroek, Georgetown,

Guyana

Tele: 592 - 226 - 4040

Fax: 592 - 226 - 2942

Email: registry.gy@undp.org

http://www.gy.undp.org/

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:3GUYA
Date:Jul 20, 2016
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