Interest in Forestry: peripheral
The NRDDB, established in 1996, is a locally formed Amerindian community-based organisation composed of village leaders and other community representatives. Iwokrama helped create the NRDDB to establish a formal link between the communities, government agencies, and Iwokrama.
The NRDDB represents communities by taking responsibility for the planning and coordination of many educational, developmental, cultural and research programmes in the North Rupununi. The NRDDB also provides a forum for discussion and decision-making among leaders. Many leaders have been exposed to new ideas, places and skills through the NRDDB. Furthermore, the NRDDB is represented on Iwokrama's International Board of Trustees.