Mapping deep in the jungle: our experience among Saramaccan Peoples

Posted: Thursday, 31 March 2016

In July 2015 local residents and leaders from 14 indigenous Saramaccan villages, located along the upper Suriname River, collaborated with local and international NGOs to create a physical 3D representation of their traditional land and waters using participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM). The mapped area is sparsely populated and characterised by externally-driven logging and mining acti ...

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Being on a map means to exist: the Saramaccan experience

Posted: Wednesday, 9 March 2016

In February 2016, 18 Saramaccan community representatives from the Brownsweg and Upper Suriname River areas met in the capital of Suriname, Paramaribo, with key stakeholders and policymakers. The event was organised by the Saramaccan Peoples to share the results of a two-year process which led to the visualisation and documentation of their traditional environmental knowledge over a vast area. It ...

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ICT Update Magazine - Special issue on drones for agriculture

Posted: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

CTA's ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for its forthcoming issue, which will focus on civilian drones (also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs) and how they can be used to support farming, fisheries, livestock and natural resource management. CTA would like to hear from anyone who has used or is using drone technology to carry out projects and initiatives involving the above-menti ...

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