Boosting North Rupununi Community Based Business Enterprises

The North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) embarked on this project in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank/Multilateral Investment Fund, and with support from Forest Connect and other partners.

The main objective of the project is to provide institutional strengthening and capacity building through the NRDDB to facilitate and support the development of SMEs and the provision of technical, business, administrative and management services to boost existing microenterprises.


The project was designed with the following components.

Component 1 - ICT and Website Management Training

Component 2 - Institutional Strengthening, Training and Capacity Building with specific support to the following micro-enterprises

  • North Rupununi Tourism Programme
  • Ornamental Aquarium Fisheries Initiative : El Dorado Aquarium Fisheries
  • Medicine from Trees : Women's Small Enterprise
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts Design

The project is scheduled for completion in February 2013.

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