Task Force on Monitoring and Transparency

Scope
The task force on monitoring and transparency seeks to inform and provide technical assistance to country officials and private sector stakeholders on monitoring of forest and landscape restoration. It also seeks to provide inputs for national and sub-national restoration programs to develop and execute scientifically sound, cost-effective and sustainable systems to monitor restoration interventions, per their needs and objectives.

Research activities
The task force on monitoring and transparency conducts research aimed at providing answers to the following questions:

  • What is the state of the art for monitoring restoration in the landscape, focusing primarily on ease of use, coverage, costs, and efficiency and including remote sensing, on the ground systems, and modeling tools?

  • What are the current and potential use of indicators that could be helpful in providing yardsticks for the restoration processes?

  • What are emerging technologies for monitoring restoration?

  • Is there a minimum set of common denominators that a multi-scale monitoring effort should include, in terms of simplicity, coverage and costs? What are those?

Active Members
    Abner Jimenez (GIZ - El Salvador)
    Anique Hillbrand (Oro Verde)
    Bernal Herrera Fernández (Fundecor)
    Carla Ramirez (FAO)
    Carolina Gallro Granizo (FAO)
    David Morales-Hidalgo (FAO)
    Linda Rohnstock (OroVerde - Fundación del Bosque Tropical)
    Lizeth Morante (AIDER)
    Lucio Santos (FAO)
    María Franco Chuaire (WRI)
    Marioldy Sanchez (AIDER)
    Mary Ruckelshaus (The Natural Capital Project)
    Miguel Cifuentes Jara (CATIE)
    Rene Castro (FAO)
    Roger Villalobos (CATIE)
    Ruben Coppus (CIAT)
    Tania Ammour (UICN)
    Tatiana Pequeño Saco (CIMA - Cordillera Azul)

Coordinators
Lou Verchot,  Director of Forest and Environment Research, CIAT,    l.verchot@cgiar.org
María Franco Chuaire, Regional Coordinator for Initiative 20x20, WRI,   MFrancoChuaire@wri.org