Amerindian Land Titling

Amerindian Land Titling

ALT Project Timeline 201170427

Quick Facts

Project Budget: US$ 10.8 Million

Partner Entity:undp

Implementing Agencies: Ministry of Amerindian Affairs

Project Background and Summary

The Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) Project seeks to enable Amerindians to secure their lands and natural resources with a view towards sustainable social and Hobodia Villagerseconomic development. It is expected that titling of communities will strengthen land tenure security and the expansion of the asset base of Amerindians, enabling improved long term planning for their future development.

The objective of this project is to facilitate and fast track the Amerindian Land Titling process; historically, high cost has been a barrier to achieving this policy objective. The Project seeks to a) have land titles issued and demarcation process completed for all Amerindian villages that submit requests, including those that request extensions, b) strengthen existing mechanisms to deal with unresolved land issues, c) improve the communication and outreach efforts of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.

Status Update

The following has been accomplished under the project thus far:

  • Investigations completed for forty four (44) of forty five (45) communities
  • Absolute grants prepared for seven (7) communities: Sawariwau, Batavia, Kariako, Karisparu, Tuseneng, Kambaru/Omanik, Four Miles
  • Demarcation completed and Certificates of Title prepared for fifteen (15) villages: Kamana, Manawarin, Waramuri, Kurukabaru, Taruka, Sawariwau, Batavia, Konashen, Baramita, Riversview, Rupanau, Karisparu, Tuseneng, Chinoweng, Kariako
  • Absolute grants completed for three (3) village extensions: Little Kanibali Ext., Santa Rosa Ext., Potarinau Ext.
  • Demarcation completed for three (3) village extensions: Massara Ext. Tract A and C, Yakarinta, Kato
  • Training completed for 210 persons in Regions 1,2,7,8,9 and 10 in Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and dispute resolution
  • Draft guidelines for grievance response prepared
  • Draft Amerindian Land Titling communication strategy and handbook completed




Partner Entities   Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank Small Business Bureau - Ministry of Business
United Nations Development Programme Ministry of Agriculture
United Nations Environmental Programme Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Guyana Forestry Commission
World Bank  

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