Empowering indigenous youth to take action for the environment
WWF-Guianas supports youth in the South-Central Rupununi in safeguarding the environment by providing training opportunities. Our efforts are aimed at increasing knowledge of social inclusion, youth and environment initiatives, and a review of Guyana’s environmental concepts. These we believe allow the youths to address their own environmental priorities and create their own calls to action towards the protection of natural resources in their communities.
WWF is recognizing the need for greater emphasis on the value of inclusive community engagements and stronger youth environmental leadership, partners with community organizations such as South Rupununi District Council (SRDC), South Central Peoples’ Development Association (SCPDA), Kanuku Mountains Community Representative Group (KMCRG) and North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB). Through this partnership we can ensure that youth contributions and concerns regardless of tribe, gender or social status are considered in the decision-making process.