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

A UK zoological garden run by the Bristol Zoological Society, a conservation and education charity.  As well as ex-situ conservation, the society works with governments and NGOs to support field...

Country of Activity: International, Cameroon

CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management in order to help policymakers, practitioners and communities...

Country of Activity: International

Conservation International's work focuses on science, policy, and partnership with businesses and communities. The organization has been working in Amazonia on an innovative satellite-based system...

Country of Activity: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Madagascar, Indonesia

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise that supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international...

Country of Activity: International, Colombia

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

The Forest COMPASS project brings together case studies, resources and analysis on community based forest monitoring on the www.forestcompass.org website...

Country of Activity: International

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

Forest Trends is a Washington D.C.-based international non-profit organization that was created in 1998 by leaders from conservation organizations, forest products firms, research groups,...

Country of Activity: International

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 Forest Observations Initiative is an initiative of the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO). It has three aims:

Country of Activity: International

Google Earth Outreach supports non-profit organisations to use its mapping tools, including the Google Earth and Google Maps engines and Open Data Kit. It provides knowledge, resources and grants...

Country of Activity: International

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 International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIFPCC) is the representative body of indigenous peoples participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (...

Country of Activity: International

IED is an international development and environment policy research organisation working with diverse interest groups, contributing to many international policy processes and frameworks, including...

Country of Activity: International

Established by the United Nations in 1986, ITTO is an intergovernmental organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources.  ITTO...

Country of Activity: International

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

Living Earth Foundation (LEF) is a UK registered charity which works with people to resolve their environmental and social concerns.  Established as an international not-for-profit organisation in...

Country of Activity: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Venezuela, International

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

The Monitoring Matters Network is an international network of researchers and practitioners working with innovative approaches to monitoring of natural resources, livelihoods and governance. The...

Country of Activity: International

The Nordic Agency for Development and Ecology (NORDECO) is a Danish based consultancy specialized in sustainable development initiatives. Founded in 1990, NORDECO is wholly owned by the non-profit...

Country of Activity: International

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 Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) is a directorate of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The organisation's work on tropical forests comes under its 'Climate change...

Country of Activity: International

Pact is an international NGO based in Washington, DC. It works with partners across the world in the areas of health, livelihoods and natural resource management. It aims to customise its approach...

Country of Activity: International, Cambodia

REM operates as an Independent Monitor of Law Enforcement and Governance in the extractive sectors. Through independent monitoring and credible reporting of illegalities and related governance...

Country of Activity: International, Republic of Congo

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) supports local communities and Indigenous Peoples in forests and other rural areas to advance their wellbeing and secure their rights over the natural...

Country of Activity: International

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

The Accra Caucus for Forests and Climate Change is a coalition of NGOs representing approximately one hundred civil society and indigenous peoples’ organizations from 38 countries. Formed in 2008...

Country of Activity: International

The RSWG is a  North-South coalition of civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations.  Its members cooperate to ensure effective implementation of REDD+ safeguards and the achievement of...

Country of Activity: International

The Samdhana Institute is a non-profit organization for insular and mainland Southeast Asia, with an office in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Country of Activity: International

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. They support communities to better manage...

Country of Activity: International

ExCiteS is an inter-disciplinary research group at University College London that supports 'extreme citizen science'.  It works with broad networks of people to design and build new devices and...

Country of Activity: International, Republic of Congo, Brazil, Cameroon

The Department of Technology and Sustainable Development of the University of Twente, based in the Netherlands, hosted the `...

Country of Activity: Guinea-Bissau, India, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Tanzania, Mexico

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a Research Centre of the CGIAR consortium. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, and it has regional offices in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and...

Country of Activity: International

WRI is a global research organisation that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in countries including the United States, China, India, Brazil and Indonesia. They aim to develop ideas that...

Country of Activity: International

ZSL runs conservation programmes in Britain and over 50 countries worldwide; the conservation of wild animals and their natural habitats is fundamental to is their mission. They work with local...

Country of Activity: International