Ida Theilade receives the UCPH Innovation Prize 2018
An app used by local people to map illegal logging in Cambodia ensured Ida Theilade, Senior Reseacher at Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen, the Innovation Prize 2018.
Photo: Bishop Peter Fisher-Møller, Danmission, Senior researcher Ida Theilade, and Søren Brofeldt, PhD.
Senior researcher Ida Theilade from the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) received this year's Innovation Prize at the annual commemoration at University of Copenhagen for the initiative "It's Our Forest Too".
Together with students, NGOs and an IT company, Ida Theilade has developed an app that helps local forest patrols document and prevent illegal logging in Prey Lang forest in Cambodia. The initiative has shown that local populations can play an important role in monitoring and protecting the environment, and is a great example of innovatiove citizen science and research with impact.
Photo: Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II (of Denmark) , and Ida Theilade, senior reseacher.