Policy Review and South-South Collaboration–Citizen Science and Environmental Virtual Observatory

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Nora Helou (n.helou@unesco.org), Bhanu Neupane (b.neupane@unesco.org)

The policy meeting will provide an opportunity to understand the key messages/recommendations of a 4-year long multi country project “Adaptive governance of mountain ecosystem services for poverty alleviation enabled by environmental virtual observatories (Mountain EVO)”, which has been implemented taking a south-south collaboration approach. The meeting will also provide an understanding on how citizen science can be promoted in difficult mountainous environment as an integral element to achieving the SDGs and as a tool to monitor progress on the SDGs, adding local observations, ICTs, participation and transparency to the state-led assessments.