Fifth Global Gathering of The Access Initiative
Using Information, Data and Technology to Protect Forests and Strengthen the Rights of Forest-Dependent Communities
"La Candelaria, Bogota" Photo credit: Pedro Szekely/Creative Commons.
The Fifth Global Gathering of The Access Initiative (TAI), hosted by TAI member organization Ambiente y Sociedad in Bogotá, Colombia, will bring together network partners, CSOs, and community and indigenous leaders to address how to use information, data and technology to improve forest governance and strengthen community rights. Spaces will also be created within the agenda to discuss partner priority issues and share new initiatives developed by network partners.
With participation from WRI’s Global Forest Watch, Governance of Forests Initiative and the Land and Resource Rights Initiative, this Global Gathering will center around the theme “Using Information, Data and Technology to Protect Forests and Strengthen the Rights of Forest-Dependent Communities.”
TAI’s Global Gatherings occur on a bi-yearly basis and provide space for new innovations, capacity-building and awareness around key themes in environmental governance. Through convening people and organizations dedicated to promoting transparency, rights, and accountability, Global Gatherings provide the opportunity to build platforms for change.
The Access Initiative (TAI)
The Access Initiative (TAI) is a partnership network dedicated to ensuring that citizens have the right and ability to influence decisions about their natural resources.Part of Environmental Rights
The Governance of Forests Initiative
Strengthening land use laws and practices that impact forests to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and increase communities’ rights to natural resources.Part of Equity
Land and Resource Rights
WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project aims to ensure that rural people and the urban poor have secure rights over their land and natural resources.Part of Environmental Rights
Global Forest Watch
Offering the latest data, technology and tools that empower people everywhere to better manage and protect forest landscapes.Part of Forests