Terra Global Capital is dedicated to community involvement in REDD project implementation. This presentation will discuss the importance of community participation in REDD measurements and monitoring. It will outline the benefits and challenges, and our experiences in community-based data collection and working with our local partners.
Forest-dependent communities are identified as some of the poorest in the world. The developing REDD market can create new opportunities for rural communities, but only if communities truly understand, monitor and manage their assets. This requires building technical capacity within the local implementing organizations and communities including expertise in GPS use, remote sensing interpretation, biomass sampling and species identification. By effectively involving local partners and communities, REDD projects can be created cost-effectively and empower community members to provide long-term alternative livelihoods.
Please join Terra Global Capital on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00pm as our lead field forester, Erica Meta Smith, directs this session on Participatory Field Data Collection for REDD: Lessons from the Field.
University of California Building
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Refreshments will be served following the presentation.