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As of last December, more than $37m was spent from a UNDP/GEF funded project, Capacity Development and Mainstreaming for Sustainable Land Management Project for which the total budget is $103.1M.The funds, US$25,000, were secured from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and US$490,Jerseys NFL China,630 from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).The money was secured by the Government of Guyana for the project which is being implemented by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission.The project which began in February 2008, is expected to be completed in January 2011, but it is not clear what the funds are being spent on and how the money already spent was utilised.An attempt to contact the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys for a comment on the project was unsuccessful,Wholesale Jerseys, since he was said to be out of town.Another discovery was that even though the nationwide project commenced more than two years ago, it was only this month that an advertisement was placed for a consultant for the project, a short term consultant at that, with the closing date for applications being July 23, 2010.The Consultancy, according to the advertisement, is for the following studies(a) Identification of Incentives to Stimulate Investment in Sustainable Land Management(b) Development of a Medium Term Investment Plan for Sustainable Land Management,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping, and(c) A Funding Needs Assessment for Sustainable Land Management Priorities in Guyana.The reason behind the project was the change in land use in Guyana over the years, and the ensuing land degradation, which is not visible.It was noted that in the drive to reduce poverty and the rapid surge in economic activity over the past 10 years,Cheap NFL Jerseys Online, specifically in agriculture, mining and forestry,Andre Branch Dolphins Jersey, there was a corresponding increase in the exploitation of natural resources and coastal erosion. It was found also that Guyana’s natural resource utilisation was subject to weak regulatory control which facilitated land degradation.Under the UNDP/GEP project a National Land Use Policy has been drafted. Several plans for economic advancement are being implemented within the scope of sector development.Some have even received technical assistance from the international community and incorporate SLM concerns, such as integrated and participative processes, land use planning and ecosystem functionality.There are,Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China, however, gaps in these plans in terms of sustainable land management concepts or broad planning with a landscape focus.The main objective of the project therefore, is to establish an enabling environment to combat land degradation through a participatory process of capacity building; mainstreaming of SLM into national development strategies and processes; broad stakeholder participation and resource allocation for SLM.It is the apparent lack of accountability for the allocation of these resources that is worrying.
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