New Roots Foundation has been working with 22 communities across the Laguna Brava watershed for decades. To better inform several ecotourism projects that are currently in development, I traveled to the far reaches of Huehuetenango to get to document how the lakeside communities are navigating the recent tourism boom. From this trip we were able … More survey trip to laguna brava
Thanks to a new partnership with the Rainforest Alliance in Guatemala, New Roots Foundation is able to connect ecotourism, reforestation, and sustainable forest management projects with parallel projects in other regions of Guatemala. The NRF executive team traveled to Petén with Rainforest Alliance leadership to for several days to explore sustainable agroforestry, harvesting certified forest … More knowledge-sharing trip with the rainforest alliance
In coordination with researchers and data scientists at Global Forest Watch / World Resources Institute, my task was to design a rapid-response system for real-time deforestation alerts, crowdsource information within the GFW network to investigate the cause and effects of the deforestation, and produce insightful storytelling via timely publications. Quote from the Global Forest Watch … More places to watch: designing rapid response to deforestation alerts
This October, Global Forest Watch sent me to Tarapoto, Peru, to give a two-day journalist training in partnership with Ojo Público. We covered the basics of satellite mapping, how to use the free, open-source Global Forest Watch platform to identify and create data-driven stories, and focused on the new Forest Watcher mobile application. After a … More training journalists in the peruvian amazon
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation had their summit in Merida, Mexico this year, and I was lucky enough to join the ATBC Council for several days in order to rethink their communications strategy. After several hours leading an amazing workshop (what an awesome group!!) it felt like everyone was inspired to take part … More redesigning communications with ATBC
In July 2017 I had the pleasure of leading back-to-back Global Forest Watch trainings in Mexico City; one with a large group of civil society organizations interested in issues relating to forests, and another with an impressive group of journalists looking to use data visualization in their environmentally-related stories. The workshops were in partnership with … More training journalists and civil society in mexico
Finally got my grant! Have been living in Accra for a month already, working on Access to Information, Oil Transparency, communications, and a partnership between GIIP and CDD!