NGO FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

IN RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

São Domingos, Guinea-Bissau
Joana Melo, 2013
 

ABOUT US

RSeT is a Portuguese NGO created in 2011 that focuses on developing solutions for adaptation to, and mitigation of climate change in tropical regions. Special attention is given to those contributions that fill the gap between policy requirements and capacity through the provision of knowledge, information, adequate tools and techniques.

Our main objective is to improve renewable natural resource management as a means of inducing sustainable food security and biodiversity conservation. The main strategy is to support activities in the Land Use Land Use-Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector that facilitate access to international funds for combating climate change. For that, we prioritize cross-sector approaches that involve stakeholders, from central government to local communities, and foster projects involving various sectors of the economy.

Cross-sector Overview

FOREST CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

SUSTAINABLE

AGRICULTURE

SOCIOECONOMIC FEASIBILITY

STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVEMENT

CROSS-SECTOR TECHNOLOGIES

 

CORE SKILLS

Knowledge

  • A highly qualified core team, with solid scientific and technical knowledge to solve practical and conceptual problems.

  • Capacity for identifying and recruiting the best consultants.

Access to a Global Network

  • Privelidged access to Portuguese speaking countries based on pre-established networks, both informal and official.

  • A functional interface among the constelation of technical and scientific institutions and political agents in the area of environmental conservation and development.

Information and Technology

  • Remote sensing, GIS, collection and analysis of field data in tropical regions, modeling and simulation.

  • Privelidged access to grey literature and valuable historical information buried in several agencies in western countries.

Experience

  • Team with experience of successful scientific and development projects in Renewable Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Agricultural and Rural Sociology in the tropics.

 

ACTIVITIES 

Definition of baselines and monitoring for REDD+| Scientific PaperPoster

Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRA) | Scientific Paper

Forest Inventory in different tropical forest types, including mangroves

Biomass Mapping | Scientific Paper 

Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA)

Development and application of a new agro-ecological zoning (AEZ) system | Scientific Paper | Flier

Carbon projects for the voluntary carbon market

Assessment of vulnerability to climate change and Food Security

Climate change impacts

 

Capacity Building for local technicians:

  • Forest Inventory;

  • Geographic Information System (SIG); 

  • GIS based agro-ecological zoning (AEZ);

  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)

 

Selected cases:

Support to the REDD+ Working Group for development of a Roadmap for REDD+ Preparation in Guinea-Bissau (2016-2020)

Development of a National Forest Monitoring System in Guinea-Bissau

 

ON GOING PROJECTS

Guinea-Bissau

2017 | Enabling issuance and marketing of REDD carbon credits generated by the Community BasedAvoided Deforestation Project in Guinea-Bissau” | Monitoring & Verification phase

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2018 | Impact Assessment of the rice production land rehabilitation on the families income of Komo Sector in Guinea-Bissau 

 

2018 | Development of a Forestry Reference Level (FREL) for the National System of Protected Areas in Guinea-Bissau

Sao Tome and Principe

2018 | Participatory Management for Community-based Avoided Deforestation in São Tomé Obô Natural Park in Sao Tome and Principe | OBÔ-CARBONO                                                         

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CONTACTS

RSeT - Associação técnico-científica para o Desenvolvimento

Rua Fialho de Almeida, nº 14, 2ª esquerdo, Esc. Q18
1070-129 Lisboa | Portugal

email: info@rset.eu