Our Mission is to listen, understand, and document the ground realities of this SABL policy initiative. We are basing our research on a coalition of views from traditional and community leaders, forestry experts academics, politicians and civil servants, along with the help and assistance of national and international NGO’s.
There is a range of complexities when engaging in debate and dialogue with power structures from grassroots organizations and campaigns level. The primary challenge can be a human resource issue when people leave, so does their knowledge and understanding. One of the main pillars of Canopy Watch is to capture this transferable knowledge and make it available to communities.
Canopy Watch endeavors to visualize and record the experience and knowledge gain and share the understanding to create better-informed communities and policymakers to create smarter system management for the last Pacific lowland forests
We have compiled this website as a knowledge base documenting the Commission of Inquiry investigations into SABLs and covering the dialogue of this policy in Papua New Guinea.