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Jay Mistry

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, United Kingdom

COBRA and Guiana Shield Facility sign cooperation agreement

Providing a framework for collaboration

February 25, 2014

New co-operation agreement to facilitate community management of natural resources in the Guiana Shield region.

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Best practice sharing in Kavanayén
Photo: Matt Simpson

An important new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Project COBRA and the Guiana Shield Facility (GSF). The MoU establishes a framework of cooperation that will facilitate the exchange of ideas and provide training on conservation and sustainable development in the region. The agreement will enhance the capacity of partners to sustainably manage ecosystems and allow for greater cooperation in sharing experiences and perspectives on environmental management across the Guiana shield.

The new agreement will allow for greater exchange of perspectives on conservation and sustainable development issues among indigenous people. COBRA has been collaborating with a number of indigenous communities for the past 2 and a half years. This agreement provides an opportunity for the perspectives of indigenous people to reach a wider audience and to therefore help shape environmental policy across the Guiana shield. GSF will also help support the exchange of the COBRA approach and techniques with communities beyond the project helping spread community owned solutions to other indigenous groups in countries such as Colombia.

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