Boosting transparency of forest data

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Innovation and technology are crucial in driving progress, and it is crucial to recognize the potential of gender equality in promoting innovation, especially as we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for this year's celebration is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” which acknowledges the contributions of women and girls in advancing transformative technology and digital education. Collaboration is essential in promoting gender equality in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and digital fields, as it is the best way to innovate.  The National Forest Monitoring Team of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s Forestry Division uses...
“Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest) – the initiative from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) – aimed to help countries meet their Paris Agreement goals and pledges by promoting the use of robust and transparent forest data. Funded by GEF, CBIT-Forest is characterized by three main goals – boost institutional capacity, strengthen technical capacity and increase knowledge sharing. From its launch at the end of 2019 to its completion in June 2022, the project has reached almost 10,000 people (61% men; 39%...
The Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP 27) opened with a shared sense of urgency, as speakers underscored the devastating climate impacts that have occurred this year. During the opening ceremony, speakers shared pressing messages from climate science, highlighted the current geopolitical challenges and their effects on energy and food systems and emphasized the necessity of focusing on implementation (IISD, 2022). Read more here.
Les données sont essentielles pour une prise de décision et une élaboration de politiques efficaces et fondées sur des données probantes. Dans de nombreux cas, ces données existent déjà, mais ne sont pas accessibles. En octobre dernier, le Bureau du Statisticien en chef de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) a organisé un webinaire pour présenter le Catalogue de microdonnées sur l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAM), une ressource qui garantit l'accès aux données nécessaires pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable (ODD). Ces données sont souvent coûteuses et même difficiles à obtenir ; dans de nombreux cas, elles ne sont...
  Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022  Time: 16.00–17.30 (GMT +2) Register now   Objective:  Share stories and perspectives on integrating under-represented communities in forest science, especially when addressing climate action. About this webinar:  While many scientific communities around the world are making efforts to solve issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations, forest science continues to lack sufficient workforce diversity. To address this disparity, Jingjing Liang – Associate Professor at Purdue University – founded Science-iin 2016 as an international research hub hyper-converged with Earth observation data, global expertise, and advanced cyberinfrastructure to accelerate science by empowering under-represented communities in global research and knowledge co-production. Every year, Science-i...