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Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is the official repository of all information on Guyana’s mineral resources.

CI works with the GGMC on the El Dorado Gold project to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly approaches to mining in Guyana’s artisanal, small and medium-scale gold mining sector.

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the responsibility to manage, conserve, and protect the environment. and ensure the sustainable use of Guyana’s natural resources.

CI works with the EPA on the El Dorado Gold project to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly approaches to mining in Guyana’s artisanal, small and medium-scale gold mining sector.

Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) works to enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of Indigenous Peoples and their lands.

CI works with MoIPA on the Sustainable Villages project which creates planning guides for communities to achieve their own long-term development goals.

Government of Cooperative Republic of Guyana

CI is working with the Government of Guyana towards integrating the value of natural capital in national development strategies and programs to bring Guyana closer to a green state.

University of Guyana

CI works with UG on the Guyana: Resilient and One project to advance Guyana’s sustainable economy through investments in education, research, sustainable management and conservation of the country’s vast ecosystems.

United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) coordinates the United Nations’ environmental activities and assists countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.

Ministry of Natural Resources

The mandate of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MoNR) is to develop, implement and oversee policies for the responsible exploration, development and utilization of natural resources whilst ensuring the protection and conservation of the environment and advancement of the green economy.

CI works with the MoNR on the El Dorado Gold project to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly approaches to mining in Guyana’s artisanal, small and medium-scale gold mining sector.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) aims to ensure that Norwegian development aid funds are spent in the best possible way.

CI works with NORAD on the El Dorado Gold project to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly approaches to mining in Guyana’s artisanal, small and medium-scale gold mining sector.

National Toshaos Council

The National Toshaos Council (NTC) is a semi autonomous organization that comprises of all Toshaos in Guyana.

CI works with the NTC on the El Dorado Gold project to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly approaches to mining in Guyana’s artisanal, small and medium-scale gold mining sector. CI also has a partnership with the NTC to build the capacity of the Council.

National Agricultural Research Extension Institute

The National Agricultural Research Extension Institute (NAREI) promotes greater efficiency in the crops and agricultural product industry.

CI works with NAREI and other partners to map and preserve the North Brazil Shelf (NBS) mangroves.