Briefing Document / Nov. 12, 2009

Media Advisory: Forum with President Jagdeo of Guyana, 18th November 2009

Global Witness is hosting an in-depth discussion with the President of the Republic of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, in London on Wednesday 18th November 2009, from 3 to 5pm.

The focus of the discussion will be the opportunities and risks presented by a UN deal on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and its potential to deliver significant environmental and economic benefits to Guyana, its forests and its people.

There will be short presentations from the President and the Chairperson of the National Toshaos Council (leader of indigenous peoples’ groups) as well as Global Witness and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), followed by an open Question and Answer session in which all guests will have the opportunity to participate.

If you wish to join us and bring your experience and knowledge to bear on the debate please contact Katherine Thomson [email protected]. This is an invitation-only event and space is limited. The meeting is not at Global Witness. A map and directions to the meeting venue will be provided to those making a reservation.