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Samoa Participatory mapping team receives a sustainability award

Posted: Tuesday, 3 November 2015

On 25 September 2015 the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Samoa (MNRE) received a Public Service Innovation and Excellence Award in the Environmental Friendly/Sustainable Development Initiative team category for the successful implementation of the Integration of Climate Change Risk and resilience into Forestry management in Samoa (ICCRIFS) Project. The IC ...

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Participatory 3D modelling in Madagascar: a major first

Posted: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The narration of the local co-facilitators was first published on 25 March 2015 and updated on 19 May 2015 with an opinion piece by an observer invited by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A process to be replicated in the Democratic Republic of Congo Written by Dominique Bikaba, Strong Roots Congo  Participatory three-dimen ...

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Participatory data

Posted: Thursday, 12 March 2015

Participatory 3D modelling is a community-based tool that builds on local and indigenous knowledge for a variety of purposes, such as land use planning, watershed management, disaster prevention, communication and advocacy.   ...

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The film “Enabling power of 3D mapping among the Saramaccan People” launched at CWA2014

Posted: Saturday, 11 October 2014

Fifty years ago, some 5000 Saramaccan people of Suriname had to leave their traditional lands along the Suriname River due to the construction of a major dam. The wounds of this transmigration are still felt today. Meanwhile, the Saramaccans who live in the Upper Suriname River area face new challenges since their territorial rights are not yet officially recognized and road infrastructure to acce ...

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