Guyana began negotiating a VPA in 2012. Civil society groups are concerned that any agreement contains protection for the land rights of indigenous communities in the country.
Guyana has approximately 18.3 million hectares of tropical rainforest, covering 87% of its land area.
The VPA process in Guyana, a civil society perspective
Civil society and indigenous groups in Guyana have been struggling to secure meaningful participation in the VPA process, as indicated in this November 2015 statement.
“If we don’t understand, we should not sign” [Resident, Bumbury]
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For more information about Guyana, please contact APAThis page was last updated on 9 Nov 2016 The main cover image on this page was taken by David Stanley. It is used here under flickr creative commons licence