Who is involved in community-based monitoring around the world?

Who is involved in community-based monitoring of forests? Where are they working? And what are they doing?

This section gives an overview of the different actors working on community-based monitoring of forests. To make it easier to find and connect with particular actors, they are classified as:

COMMUNITY: Communities that are implementing forest monitoring initiatives
FACILITATOR: Institutions supporting communities to implement monitoring initiatives
GOVERNMENT: Governments or public agencies engaged with communities in monitoring
DONOR: Donors funding community-based forest monitoring initiatives

Digital Democracy is a US-based NGO that aims to support marginalised communities to use technology to defend their rights. With technology becoming cheaper and more accessible, they believe that...

Country of Activity: International, Peru, Guyana

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) was founded in 1990 in response to the forest crisis, specifically to support indigenous forest peoples’ struggles to defend their lands and livelihoods.

Country of Activity: International, Guyana

Forests Monitor (FM) is an international NGO that works to increase transparency and accountability of the forestry sector in order to improve governance and management of the world’s forests. It...

Country of Activity: Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, International

The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) is a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding forests as natural capital that underpins...

Country of Activity: UK, Guyana, Brazil

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is responsible for the administration and management of all State Forest Land in Guyana, including the oversight of all forestry concessions, from initial...

Country of Activity: Guyana

Tebtebba is an indigenous peoples’ organization that was born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples respected, protected and fulfilled worldwide....

Country of Activity: International, Vietnam, Kenya, Honduras, Cameroon

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development (IIC) is an international not-for-profit organisation, and the institution responsible for managing the Iwokrama...

Country of Activity: International, Guyana

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global nonprofit focused on inspiring individual action to improve the understanding, welfare and conservation of great apes. JGI use smartphones with...

Country of Activity: Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Senegal

The Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) program is a five year programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia (...

Country of Activity: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, International

Moabi is an independent initiative that collaboratively monitors natural resource use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It works towards a more transparent, equitable, and sustainable...

Country of Activity: Democratic Republic of Congo

A Danish, non-profit charity foundation created in 1990. The Nordisk Fond for Miljø og Udvikling, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, became a member of the University of the Arctic in 2012. Its...

Country of Activity: Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, International

The North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) was established in 1996 as an umbrella organisation of the North Rupununi communities in Guyana. Its core members are the legally elected...

Country of Activity: Guyana

Project Fauna is a collaborative effort by university researchers and the indigenous peoples of the Rupununi region of Guyana and the Raposa/Serra do Sol region of Roraima, Brazil to describe...

Country of Activity: Brazil, Guyana

The Rainforest Foundation UK aims to help indigenous peoples and forest communities around the world gain the land and resource rights they deserve, and in the process reduce deforestation...

Country of Activity: Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, Peru

SilvaCarbon is a flagship programme under the United States fast start financing for REDD+ and is a U.S. contribution to the Forest Carbon Tracking task of the intergovernmental Group on Earth...

Country of Activity: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, International

An international development NGO, SNV has its headquarters in the Netherlands and maintains a partnership office in Washington DC.  It supports work on REDD+ in a number of countries across Asia,...

Country of Activity: International, Vietnam

SCPDA is a developmental organization with a mandate to reduce poverty and to empower and uplift the lives of the people of South and South Central Rupununi, Guyana. 


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Country of Activity: Guyana

WWF has been working in DRC across issues related to illegal wildlife trade, sustainable and effective protected areas, green economy, forests and carbon. As part of its work to support the...

Country of Activity: Democratic Republic of Congo

WWF is the only international conservation organisation that is active in each of the three Guianas and, over a period of many decades, has established itself as a respected partner to governments...

Country of Activity: Guyana