Improving the quality of data on illegal logging

Improving the quality of data on illegal logging

A four-day regional workshop on the Open Timber portal (OTP) was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo in November 2017 for Independent Forest Monitors (IM), the partners of the CIDT CV4C project. The training showed participants how data management tools such as OTP (online data management system designed by WRI with the support of key partners including REM, FLAG, OGF and CAGDF) can help them prepare, prioritise their missions and publish their results. The IMs were able to provide comments on the OTP which will be taken into account before the publication of the live version. The workshop was also an excellent opportunity for IMs to work together to improve their methods and ensure that their data is useful for law enforcement such as the EUTR.

Workshop training documents (REM, WRI, FLAG)
Summary of the workshop


With support from the UK-DfID Forest Governance, Markets and Climate 2015 Grant

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