This video is produced by the Amerindian Peoples Association with assistance from the Forest Peoples Programme with the aim of supporting the process of enhancing the capacity of indigenous communities in Guyana to participate in the national VPA (Voluntary Partnership Agreements) process. An important part of the VPA, which is being negotiated with the EU to ensure the export of legal timber to the European market, is improved forest governance.
The video explores the concept of forest governance and what it means. It looks at the current state of forest governance in Guyana and why indigenous communities should play a central role in improving it. Financial support for this production was provided by the European Union.
Producers: Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) / Forest Peoples programme (FPP)