Partners of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a new portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action.
The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Activities – is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitoring support in 70 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Users can search for information by country or region, by type of forest monitoring activities, and by donors.
The GFOI Inventory of Activities will help governments and donors identify gaps, share resources, avoid overlaps and explore opportunities for new partnerships to better address the challenges countries face as they develop their National Forest Monitoring Systems.
This tool is an example of successful collaboration and open information sharing, which is essential in an era of global climate change, big data, new tools and a growing community of goodwill partners.
Read more on the portal
- GFOI Webstory: http://www.fao.org/gfoi/news-events/news/detail/en/c/1258368/
- Press release of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1258584/icode/
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*This information is shared by AFF on behalf of Parners of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI).