How community involvement contributes to inclusive program delivery in Guyana

Derise Williams - Ravena Gildharie

Derise Williams - Ravena Gildharie

Engaging beneficiary communities in program planning and coordination is key for inclusive and sustainable development. In Guyana where urban and hinterland settlements scatter across 83,000 square miles, meaningful engagements require careful strategies that consider cultural and geographical diversities. Given that most indigenous peoples live in the sparsely populated hinterland, programs rely upon the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) policies and approaches for engaging indigenous peoples. The IDB’s Vision 2025 prioritizes social inclusion and equality as critical to COVID-19 recovery in the region. Incorporating all these values in creative methods, project teams are achieving results with strong inputs from communities.

In a recent dialogue supported by IDB Country Office in Guyana, the project implementing teams discussed how their experiences, lessons learned, and best practices are shaping the participatory model for development programs in Guyana. Read more. 

 


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Derise Williams - Ravena Gildharie

Derise Williams - Ravena Gildharie