Pilot training in traditional knowledge integration for local stakeholders in Guyana

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Aimed at representatives of governmental organizations, civil society groups/NGOs and Indigenous leaders, the course “Traditional knowledge integration for conservation and development” aims to build capacity of stakeholders, not only to be more knowledgeable of traditional knowledge, but also to better use traditional knowledge within their work.

Mental health project kicks off in Guyana

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In collaboration with Guyanese communities and stakeholders, and funded by the British Academy, the Cobra Collective is participating in ARCLIGHT (‘Action Research Community Led Initiative Guyana Health Team’), an ambitious new research project which will develop, implement and evaluate a capacity building and intervention programme for addressing the challenges of mental health in Guyana. Guyana is consistently ranked within the top five countries in the world with the highest suicide rates.

Engaging Communities to ensure Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)

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Community engagement continues, as the Darwin Initiative project focused on the Traditional Knowledge and its role in Biodiversity Conservation, seeks to ensure a Free, Prior and Informed Consent process. Project team member Grace Albert shares her experience after completing Kanuku Mountains community visits.

Screening community videos with policymakers

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Over the past year, Indigenous communities in the protected areas of Guyana have begun making videos on the importance of traditional knowledge to these places. This video showcases the next phase of the project which involves analysing the videos and collating the information into short videos to be screened to policymakers in Georgetown.

Masakanarî Village: The Unexpected

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The Darwin field team recently visited the Wai Wai indigenous community of Masakanari in the Kanashen District. Full support for the traditional knowledge project was evident as community members participated in training and had a chance to engage their fellow community members through interviews as they practiced what they were learning about participatory video.

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