Dr. Alhassan Attah
As Guyana moves forward with the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union, there are opportunities to share Guyana’s progress to date, connect actors in Guyana with institutions in other VPA countries and to learn from each other’s experiences. Therefore, the main goal of this event will be to support forest sector stakeholders in Guyana on key issues related to the implementation of the VPA by bringing together national and international stakeholders to learn from each other, share lessons and build networks for collaboration.
The event is co-organised and co-supported by the Guyana Forestry Commission, World Resources Institute (WRI), the European Forest Institute Technical Assistance Project (EFITAP), the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations-European Union (FAO-EU) FLEGT Programme.
for dialogue between government, private sector and Amerindian and other local communities in Guyana.
from within Guyana and learn from the experiences in other countries on selected topics related to the implementation of the VPA.
of private sector actors in Guyana to comply with international regulations through interactions with buyers from tropical timber buying countries, and to highlight the VPA work in progress in Guyana to external audiences.
Dr. Alhassan Attah
Director, Timber Validation Department, Forestry Commission Ghan
Iwokrama International Centre
Hon. Vickram Bharrat M.P.
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment
President and co-founder of Bartica Indigenous Green Enterprise
Amb. Fernando Ponz Cantó
Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Guyana
Barama Company, Ltd.
Jose Humberto Chaves
Executive Manager of Forest Monitoring and Audit, Brazilian Forest Service
Vice-Director of the Association of Forest Communities of Peten
Mr. Kenny David
Head of FLEGT Secretariat and Forest Products Development and Marketing Council
Export Manager, Wijma Kampen B.V.
Economist Statistician, Guyana Forestry Commission
Managing Director, Woods Direct
Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research
Trade Analyst, FLEGT Independent Market Monitor
Coordinator, Forest Legality and Traceability Office, Republic of Congo
Toshao, Kwebanna Village
Hon. Greg Quinn
British High Commissioner to Guyana
Timber Importer, JSC Timber
Mr. James Singh
Guyana Forestry Commission
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