Smartphones, REDD+ and the Ameridian communities of North Rupununi, Guyana
The community monitors of North Rupununi now feature on the blogs page of the World Forestry Congress 2015. The blog tells Congress delegates all about the lessons the project has for community forest monitoring across the world, in terms of combining tradition and technology, managing and sharing data, and aligning REDD+ to the interests of forest people. It also shows how the community monitors of North Rupununi are shaping Guyana's national REDD+ strategy, especially the mechanism for traditional people to get involved, and the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system.
You can read the full blog post here.
Congress delegates can learn more about this, and other community-based forest monitoring experiences, at our side event - Making Monitoring Matter: How has the use of open-source technology in community-based forest monitoring improved local and external decision making?