WWF-US / Ricardo Lisboa
19 maart 2020

Data for conservation – Tools and methods used for citizen empowerment

The importance of data is huge. Data allows governments and donors to spend their money purposefully, allows citizens to hold governments accountable, and it provides greater insight for us all in what’s happening in our environment. Well-informed decision-making starts with data, where citizen’s knowledge is as important as those of experts.

‘Environmental monitoring’ is an important element of the SRJS programme. We gain insights in environmental changes with digital technologies, from using big data and satellites to equipping citizens with low tech, low cost tools. To identify, analyse and learn from changes the SRJS programme has influenced or produced, we work with ‘outcome harvesting’. This participatory monitoring and evaluation methodology makes harvesting the evidence possible both real time and afterwards.

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With SRJS, we support and strengthen local NGOs and civil society organisations in 16 countries, so that we can safeguard water supply, climate resilience and food security together with governments and companies. We also ensure that these organisations work together to become stronger.

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