FYI for our Boston-area community: You’re invited to a free event!
A Case of Research and Practice in Chiapas, Mexico
Monday, Sept 29
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Next Mile Project
Two Atlantic Ave, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Alongside the Next Mile Project and the Boston Network for International Development, EcoLogic would like to invite you to a lunchtime learning event at the Next Mile Project’s offices on Boston’s waterfront to learn about the role of rural communities in the management of tropical forests. The conversation, led by Dr. Tuyeni Mwampamba, will focus on Dr. Mwampamba’s research on the connection between community development and sustainable forest management.
Dr. Mwampamba will be visiting Boston from Mexico, where she is an associate research professor at the Center for Ecosystems Research (CIEco) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her research in Mexico and in her home country of Tanzania has focused on increasing the role of communities in conservation, forest management, and payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs. She will share her experiences and findings from the field in both Latin America and Africa.
Dr. Mwampamba’s collaboration and support has been fundamental to EcoLogic’s work on our CarbonPlus project in the Lacandón Jungle in Chiapas, Mexico, which is using this integrated approach to conservation and community development. EcoLogic has been collaborating with three indigenous communities in the region since 2011 to design and implement a project that will provide community members with direct economic benefits in the form of carbon credits for avoiding deforestation.