The results-based, climate-smart 2021- 2025 Guyana Country Work Programme (CWP) is a systematic way to address Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at the country level, while fulfilling Guyana’s commitments to the regional CDM Strategy 2014 – 2024 and the international Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015 – 2030, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among others. In this regard, the Guyana CWP follows the regional CWP methodology, in which the country identified the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) as principle partners in the development process.
The Guyana CWP was developed through a multi-sectoral consultative process and serves the principles of CDM which cuts across various sectors. This multi-sectoral approach aims to foster a whole of government approach while reinforcing linkages among disaster risk, climate change, and sustainable development. The full document is comprised of three main parts. Part I reviews the context of Guyana and the normative framework, along with the CDM audit summary and gap analysis. Part II presents the methodology of the CWP, the actors involved, a logical model summary, the CWP summary and a proposal of recommendations for future improvement of the CWP process. Finally, Part III presents an overview of the systematisation of the Performance Monitoring Framework (PMF) and a proposition of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism. Annex A1 CWP PMF LogFrame is an essential part of the document as it functions as the main guiding tool for actors involved in implementation and monitoring.
The results of the CWP were developed based on findings that emerged from a 2018 CDM Audit. The 2018 CDM Audit was conducted utilising a consultative, multi-sectoral process among 16 national agencies with the support of CDEMA. The audit process followed the guidelines for CDEMA Participating States in alignment to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). This examined all four (4) phases of disaster management (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery). The report identified several
strengths and gaps across these phases and made some recommendations for areas that should be prioritised.