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WWF Guianas hosts International CMRV Workshop



Georgetown, August 29, 2014 – A south-south international exchange workshop on Community Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (CMRV) was hosted in Guyana from August 22nd to 28th, 2014 to share lessons amongst CMRV practitioners from around the world.
Guyana was selected as the site for the workshop due to its leadership role as the first country in the world with a functioning national-scale Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System and a pair of model CMRV projects.
The workshop was held at Roraima’s Arrow Point Resort, where the participants had easy access to forests in which to demonstrate the innovative techniques and equipment being shared

The workshop was launched on Saturday, August 23rd, with welcoming remarks from:
  • Rawle Lewis, the Guyana Forestry Commission’s Deputy Commissioner for Resources Management;
  • Gerald Gouveia, the owner of Arrow Point;
  • Chuck Hutchinson, WWF Guiana’s REDD+ Lead; and
  • Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, of WWF’s Forest and Climate Programme.

Participants came from over a dozen countries, including Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Nepal, the United States, Great Britain, Austria, and Holland. Guyanese participants represented the Guyana Forestry Commission, WWF Guyana, the NRDDB, and Iwokrama.
 
	© Raquel Thomas / Iwokrama International Centre
Travel to Arrow Point Resort
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	© Raquel Thomas / Iwokrama International Centre
Cabins at Arrow Point Resort
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	© Raquel Thomas / Iwokrama International Centre
Introduction to the CMRV workshop
© Raquel Thomas / Iwokrama International Centre