Meet them: UN Award winning project uses app to save forests
Meet the people from Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN), who work to protect 500.000 ha of rainforest - the largest primary forest in the country.
PLCN is an alliance of indigenous Kuy communities. PLCN use the latest technology - smartphones and a special app developed by University of Copenhagen - to record illegal activities. The documentation is published on Facebook, and in reports to authorities and the media.
At the same time, PLCN focus on dialogue and active non-violent protest, a rarity in Cambodian society.
PLCN will receive the prestigious UN Equator Initiative Prize at COP 21 in Paris for it's success in building resilient communities and conserving forest biodiversity.
PLCN is supported by IFRO through the project Community monitoring of forest resources in Cambodia. Ida Theilade is project coordinator and will be closing the event.
10.00 Welcome, Ernst Jürgensen, Danmission's representative in Cambodia
10.15 Presentation about 'The fight of the forest', Hoeun Sopheap, Prey Lang Community Network
10.45 Presentation about non-violent protesting in a violent conflict, Som Chanmony, Peace Bridge
11.00 Debate and open Q&A
11.50 Closing, Ida Theilade, Senior Researcher, IFRO
For the full description of the event, see Danmission's website (Danish)