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Indigenous and local communities are increasingly using technology to monitor and protect forests. We will address existing solutions to the climate crisis by harnessing the power and effectiveness of community forest monitoring, secure land tenure, and strong local governance.


Betty Rubio Padilla
Community Monitor

Federation of Native Communities of Medio Napo, Curaray and Arabela (FECONAMCUA) (Peru)

Tara Slough
Candidate in Political Science at Columbia University and a Predoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (US)
Columbia University
Rukka Sombolinggi
Secretary General
Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) (Indonesia)
Tuntiak Katan
Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (Ecuador)
Carlos Doviaza
Panama Monitoring Coordinator
Rainforest Foundation (Panama)
Wendy Pineda
Community Monitoring Coordinator

Rainforest Foundation US

Michael McGarrell
GIS Manager and Policy Advisor

Amerindian People’s Association

September 23, 13:15
13:15 — 14:15 EST (GMT-5) (1h)

SDG Action Zone

Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

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