Socio-Economic Survey and Public Awareness Programme (SESPAP)

Under the 8th European Development Fund (EDF) of the Guyana Sea Defence Programme-Detailed Design and Tender Assistance (SESPAP) within the Institutional Capacity Building Activities (ICBA) on Guyana’s Sea and River defences (2005) key personnel in the firm collaborated in the conducting of a Socio-Economic Survey and Public Awareness Programme (SESPAP) in Regions 2, 3 and 4 for the Sea and River Defences Division (SRDD) of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications and the European Commission in Guyana.

Our tasks included:

  1. Identifying the criteria/specific indicators by which the socio-economic landscape of the coastline in Regions 2, 3, and 4 can be defined;
  2. Relating economic and social interests to sea defence intervention by way of determining the interest to be protected,
  3. Address the feasibility of introducing, over time, some form of cost recovery based on the importance of what is to be protected and the use of Sea and river defences,
  4. Creating a GIS database with land-use and other related information that can be used in the valuation estimations,
  5. Providing adaptation options to risks and potential disasters posed by climatic events, and
  6. Designing a public awareness programme on sea defence management.

Duration: August 2007 to April 2008

SESPAP : Meeting with NDC's and Community Stakeholders