Useful links to other sites and resources on participatory mapping and other relevant issues on the Congo Basin rainforest.
Rainforest Foundation UK
Visit RFUK's website to find out about our other projects, campaigns and events protecting the rights of the traditional populations and indigenous peoples of the world's rainforests, or why not spend five minutes to play our mapping game Congo Jones.
Centre pour l’environnement et Développement (CED)
A leading NGO in the region, CED works to protect the rights, interests, culture and aspirations of local communities and indigenous peoples in the forests of Central Africa. CED has been pioneering participatory mapping approaches in Cameroon since 2000.
Brainforest is a leading NGO in Gabon and has a mission to inform and accompany stakeholders for an equitable and sustainable management of natural resources in the country. Brainforest has a dedicated participatory mapping team and laboratory and has provided training and support to other NGOs and government agencies in the country.
An internet forum on participatory use of geo-spatial information systems and technologies available in English, French and Spanish. The website serves as a global platform for discussing issues, sharing experiences and good practices related to the use of community mapping, participatory GIS (PGIS) and public participation GIS (PPGIS) on issues such as crisis management, participatory development, sustainable resource management and customary property rights in developing countries.
World Resource Institute (Global Forest Watch)
The World Resource Institute (WRI) and its subsidiary Global Forest Watch is a global environmental organisation based in Washington. Amongst other things, WRI provides detailed geo-referenced maps related to natural resource management in different countries including Gabon, DRC, and Cameroon in order to improve forest governance and promote the sustainable use of natural resources.
Réseau Ressources Naturelles (RRN)
Réseau Ressources Naturelles (RRN) is a network of over 300 environmental NGOs and community based organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The network's community mapping programme works to ensure that the rights of forest communities and indigenous peoples are taken into account in the development of forest policy at the national and provincial levels.