SERVIR-Amazonia fosters opportunities for indigenous communities and women to participate in the design and implementation of demand-driven geospatial services.
SERVIR-Amazonia is comitted to increase the full potential of geospatial services and their benefits to the people and the environment of the Amazon by supporting communities in monitoring their territories and addressing the various challenges they face, such as deforestation, illegal mining, climate change, and biodiversity loss. In order to do so, it is important to have an inclusive vision that considers both the needs of local, often indigeneous communities, and women. These actions can improve local capacity in the use and exploitation of satellite data and geospatial information to facilitate, strengthen, and promote sustainable natural resource management throughout the Amazon.
SERVIR-Amazonia is also comitted to achieve greater inclusion, capacity, recruitement, and promotion of women GIS professionals in our partner organizations.
The social inclusion work at SERVIR-Amazonia aims to:
- Include the voices of indigenous peoples and women in the design and development of geospatial services and strengthen their capacity in the use of those services
- Understand the potential gender dynamics of geospatial services in our 6 target countries and 4 thematic service areas
- Strengthen the capacity of women GIS professionals in our partner organizations
SERVIR-Amazonia has engaged its partners and stakeholders in discussions to build a regional community of practice oriented to address women’s rights issues using geospatial tools and information, as well as to improve/increase the positive impacts of GIS technologies in the local amazon populations.
Marina Irigoyen, Gender advisor
SERVIR-Amazonia is actively engaged in discussing opportunities with indigenous peoples organizations, specifically to respond to their needs of capacity building in geospatial technologies. This will allow them to monitor their ecosystems more efficiently, prevent illegal activities and respond to the threat of natural disasters.
Tomas Moore, Indigenous Peoples advisor
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