Guyana to host first-ever high level forest meeting

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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.

Guyana’s forest sector is set to take center stage as the Government of Guyana will be hosting the 28th Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) during September 9-13, 2013.

This meeting will witness the participation of forestry experts from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to discuss forestry program of the respective countries.  LACFC is a key meeting under the auspices of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

With more than forty delegates from around the region information will be shared on their countries’ National Forest Program and also the role of the FAO in the context of sustainable forest management and climate change. As a key deliverable of the workshop a work program for the year 2013 and 2014 is to be developed.

The meeting will commence on Monday September 09, 2013 at 09:00 hrs with a formal opening ceremony Guyana International Conference Centre, Liliendaal. President Donald Ramotar and the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud are expected to address participants.

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