NGO FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
IN RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
São Domingos, Guinea-Bissau
Joana Melo, 2013
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.
FOREST CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
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.
Team with experience of successful scientific and development projects in Renewable Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Agricultural and Rural Sociology in the tropics.
Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRA) | Scientific Paper
Forest Inventory in different tropical forest types, including mangroves
Biomass Mapping | Scientific Paper
Carbon projects for the voluntary carbon market
Assessment of vulnerability to climate change and Food Security
Climate change impacts
Capacity Building for local technicians:
Geographic Information System (SIG);
GIS based agro-ecological zoning (AEZ);
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
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
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
2017 | Enabling issuance and marketing of REDD carbon credits generated by the Community BasedAvoided Deforestation Project in Guinea-Bissau” | Monitoring & Verification phase