April 11-13, 2013
The Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project (GMRP), the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the University of Guyana (UG) have the pleasure to invite mangrove researchers, restoration practitioners and managers to participate in the 1st Guyana Mangrove Forum “Restoring and Managing Mangrove Ecosystems in a changing world” which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, April 11-13, 2013.
The Guyana Mangrove Forum is an important event of the Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project (GMRP), a project co-funded by the Government of Guyana and the European Union. The GMRP aims to respond to climate change and to mitigate its effects through the protection, rehabilitation and wise use of Guyana's mangrove ecosystems.
The objective of the Guyana Mangrove Forum is to build local and regional capacity in mangrove restoration and management, continue to raise the public profile of the values of mangroves in Guyana and to bring together national, regional and international researchers to share experience and knowledge of the sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems.
Professional meetings of mangrove researchers and managers are important for the development of new techniques for mangrove restoration in the region and developing networks amongst researchers for future research in this field.
The character of the proposed forum programme provides attendees with a unique chance to (examine) mangrove restoration and management initiatives in the region, recent mangrove studies by University of Guyana researchers, GMRP project staff and international organisations. The Forum will also include round table discussions, poster sessions, and a cultural and social programme. View details (483KB PDF). Registration Form
We are looking forward to seeing you in Georgetown.